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Sexual function and patients’ perceptions in inflammatory bowel disease: a case–control survey

By Laura MarínMíriam, MañosaEsther, Garcia-Planella

With sexuality being an important factor when considering an individual’s quality of life (QOL), researchers took to understanding the impact of IBD in sexual function. A total of 355 patients were involved, undertaking a postal questionnaire about their perception of the impact of IBD on their sexuality. Results found that both men and women considered their sexual satisfaction and desire levels decreased following the onset of IBD. It was noted that women experienced increased levels of sexual dysfunction, and in turn was linked to a decrease in overall quality of life.

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Posted on: February 23 2018

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