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Article: Women's sexuality after termination of pregnancy in Hong Kong Chinese
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TitleWomen's sexuality after termination of pregnancy in Hong Kong Chinese
 
AuthorsLee, KY2
Wong, GCY2
Lee, AM1
Ng, ML1
 
KeywordsCouple relationship
Local anaesthetics
Psychological well-being
Termination of pregnancy
Women's sexuality
 
Issue Date2007
 
PublisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/
 
CitationHong Kong Practitioner, 2007, v. 29 n. 12, p. 452-462 [How to Cite?]
 
AbstractObjective: Our aim is to determine sexuality after termination of pregnancy (TOP) in Hong Kong Chinese. Design: This was a prospective study using self-administered questionnaires given before and eight weeks after abortion. Subjects: Women over age 18 years old requesting TOP were invited to participate in the study during the period 6 December 2005 to 28 March 2006. Main outcome measures: Sexual function, couple relationship and psychological well-being like depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were assessed. Contraception was also reviewed. Results: No significant change in the number of women who presented with sexual dysfunctions before and after abortion. However, women reported subjective decrease in sexual functions after TOP, ranging from 9.8% for those with increased vaginal pain to 24.5% for those with decreased sexual desire. Majority of them (74.8%) suffered from at least moderate degree of post-traumatic stress symptoms and 10.2% had symptoms suggestive of the presence of a PTSD. Significant associations were seen in subjective decrease of sexual functions with post-traumatic stress symptoms after termination of pregnancy. On the other hand, 41.6% felt less depressed after abortion. There was no significant change in couple relationship after abortion. Conclusion: Termination of pregnancy did not cause sexual dysfunctions. However, significant proportion of women did suffer from decreased sexual functions subjectively which may be due to stress related to unplanned pregnancy or the TOP. The abortion itself did not cause depression and women who had completed family were less depressed after abortion. Post-traumatic stress was prevalent in those having abortion and the symptoms were associated with the subjective decrease in sexual functions.
 
DescriptionAuthor Chinese name: 李家瑜, 王靜珊, 李美瑩, 吳敏倫
 
ISSN1027-3948
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.165
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.contributor.authorLee, KY
 
dc.contributor.authorWong, GCY
 
dc.contributor.authorLee, AM
 
dc.contributor.authorNg, ML
 
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-12T01:39:32Z
 
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dc.description.abstractObjective: Our aim is to determine sexuality after termination of pregnancy (TOP) in Hong Kong Chinese. Design: This was a prospective study using self-administered questionnaires given before and eight weeks after abortion. Subjects: Women over age 18 years old requesting TOP were invited to participate in the study during the period 6 December 2005 to 28 March 2006. Main outcome measures: Sexual function, couple relationship and psychological well-being like depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were assessed. Contraception was also reviewed. Results: No significant change in the number of women who presented with sexual dysfunctions before and after abortion. However, women reported subjective decrease in sexual functions after TOP, ranging from 9.8% for those with increased vaginal pain to 24.5% for those with decreased sexual desire. Majority of them (74.8%) suffered from at least moderate degree of post-traumatic stress symptoms and 10.2% had symptoms suggestive of the presence of a PTSD. Significant associations were seen in subjective decrease of sexual functions with post-traumatic stress symptoms after termination of pregnancy. On the other hand, 41.6% felt less depressed after abortion. There was no significant change in couple relationship after abortion. Conclusion: Termination of pregnancy did not cause sexual dysfunctions. However, significant proportion of women did suffer from decreased sexual functions subjectively which may be due to stress related to unplanned pregnancy or the TOP. The abortion itself did not cause depression and women who had completed family were less depressed after abortion. Post-traumatic stress was prevalent in those having abortion and the symptoms were associated with the subjective decrease in sexual functions.
 
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dc.descriptionAuthor Chinese name: 李家瑜, 王靜珊, 李美瑩, 吳敏倫
 
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Practitioner, 2007, v. 29 n. 12, p. 452-462 [How to Cite?]
 
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2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.165
 
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dc.publisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/
 
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dc.subjectCouple relationship
 
dc.subjectLocal anaesthetics
 
dc.subjectPsychological well-being
 
dc.subjectTermination of pregnancy
 
dc.subjectWomen's sexuality
 
dc.titleWomen's sexuality after termination of pregnancy in Hong Kong Chinese
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Family Planning Association of Hong Kong