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Article: Impact of common contraceptive methods on quality of life and sexual function in Hong Kong Chinese women

TitleImpact of common contraceptive methods on quality of life and sexual function in Hong Kong Chinese women
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Issue Date2004
PublisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/contraception
Citation
Contraception, 2004, v. 70 n. 6, p. 474-482 How to Cite?
AbstractThe combined oral contraceptive (COC) pills, injectables, intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) and female sterilization are the most common contraceptive methods used by women. Women's choice, compliance and satisfaction with specific contraceptive methods are influenced by any impact of the method on their quality of life and sexual function. Anxiety regarding possible adverse effects of the contraceptive methods on their quality of life and sexual function is one of the common concerns. The aim of this prospective observational study was to determine the impact of the abovementioned contraceptive methods on the quality of life and sexual function of the users. A sample of 361 Hong Kong Chinese women who were first-time users of the following contraceptive methods completed the study: COC pills (n=87), injectables (n=67), IUCD (n=96) and female sterilization (n=111). Quality of life and sexual function of the subjects were assessed before and 3-4 months after use of the method by a standardized questionnaire. The questions were adopted from the validated Chinese versions of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL) questionnaire and the Derogatis Sexual Functioning Inventory (DSFI). In the female sterilization group, we found a significantly higher score for sexual satisfaction (p=.004) and sexual drive (p=.003) 3-4 months after sterilization, as well as an improved WHOQOL social domain score (p=.009). However, the other DSFI subscale scores and WHOQOL domain scores were not significantly different (p>.05). No significant difference was demonstrated in all the WHOQOL domain scores and DSFI subscale scores after use of COC pills, injectables and IUCD (p>.05). We conclude that the COC pills, injectables, IUCD and female sterilization all do not have significant adverse impact on quality of life and sexual function. After female sterilization, there is a significant improvement in sexual satisfaction and sexual drive. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/167095
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dc.contributor.authorLi, RHWen_US
dc.contributor.authorLo, SSTen_US
dc.contributor.authorTeh, DKGen_US
dc.contributor.authorTong, NCen_US
dc.contributor.authorTsui, MHYen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, KBen_US
dc.contributor.authorChung, TKHen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-28T04:03:40Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-28T04:03:40Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.citationContraception, 2004, v. 70 n. 6, p. 474-482en_US
dc.identifier.issn0010-7824en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/167095-
dc.description.abstractThe combined oral contraceptive (COC) pills, injectables, intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) and female sterilization are the most common contraceptive methods used by women. Women's choice, compliance and satisfaction with specific contraceptive methods are influenced by any impact of the method on their quality of life and sexual function. Anxiety regarding possible adverse effects of the contraceptive methods on their quality of life and sexual function is one of the common concerns. The aim of this prospective observational study was to determine the impact of the abovementioned contraceptive methods on the quality of life and sexual function of the users. A sample of 361 Hong Kong Chinese women who were first-time users of the following contraceptive methods completed the study: COC pills (n=87), injectables (n=67), IUCD (n=96) and female sterilization (n=111). Quality of life and sexual function of the subjects were assessed before and 3-4 months after use of the method by a standardized questionnaire. The questions were adopted from the validated Chinese versions of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL) questionnaire and the Derogatis Sexual Functioning Inventory (DSFI). In the female sterilization group, we found a significantly higher score for sexual satisfaction (p=.004) and sexual drive (p=.003) 3-4 months after sterilization, as well as an improved WHOQOL social domain score (p=.009). However, the other DSFI subscale scores and WHOQOL domain scores were not significantly different (p>.05). No significant difference was demonstrated in all the WHOQOL domain scores and DSFI subscale scores after use of COC pills, injectables and IUCD (p>.05). We conclude that the COC pills, injectables, IUCD and female sterilization all do not have significant adverse impact on quality of life and sexual function. After female sterilization, there is a significant improvement in sexual satisfaction and sexual drive. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/contraceptionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofContraceptionen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshContraception - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshContraceptive Agents, Femaleen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshQuality Of Lifeen_US
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_US
dc.subject.meshSexualityen_US
dc.subject.meshSterilization, Tubalen_US
dc.titleImpact of common contraceptive methods on quality of life and sexual function in Hong Kong Chinese womenen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLi, RHW: raymondli@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.contraception.2004.06.010en_US
dc.identifier.pmid15541409-
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dc.identifier.volume70en_US
dc.identifier.issue6en_US
dc.identifier.spage474en_US
dc.identifier.epage482en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000225611100007-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
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