Evaluation of men's sexual function before and after hysterectomy of their wives related to cancer


Author(s): Elham Saffarieh, Azadeh Yousefnezhad, Ramin Pazoki, Reza Ahmadi*, Seyedeh Reyhaneh Yousefi-Sharami

Background: Quality of life in general and sexual functioning in particular has become extremely vital in cancer patients. Since 150 years ago, hysterectomy has been the most common gynecologic surgery after cesarean section surgery in the world. It is estimated that 45% of all women have hysterectomy surgery until the age of 65. Contrary to men, there are a lot of study about woman’s quality of life and her sexual satisfaction after hysterectomy .For this reasons, this study designed to investigate the sexual function of men whose wives have had hysterectomy. Methods: In this cross-sectional analytical study, 43 husband of patients who have had hysterectomy in Amir al momenin hospital in Semnan between the years 2017-18, evaluated for sexual activity. Sexual satisfaction including erectile function, orgasmic function, sexual desire, intercourse satisfaction and overall satisfaction regarding age, occupation and education were studied. Results: 43 cases with mean age of 50.44 were included in the study. Age and occupation didn't have any relation with sexual satisfaction. (p>0/05) Educational factor was related to erectile function, orgasmic function, sexual desire and overall sexual satisfaction. (p<0/05) Conclusion: In this study we didn't find any significant difference between sexual satisfaction in men before and after hysterectomy of their wives.

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Editors List

  • Osamu Tanaka

    Osamu Tanaka
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Asahi University Hospital
    Gifu city, Gifu, Japan

  • Maher Abdel Fattah Al-Shayeb

    Department of Surgical Sciences, Ajman University, UAE

  • Andrzej Zdziennicki

    Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)

  • Krzysztof Urbanski

    Head of the Oncology Gynecology Clinic, Oncology Center - Instytut im. Maria Sklodowska Curie, Department in Krakow (Krakow, Poland)

  • Andrzej Szawlowski

    Klinika Nowotworow Gornego Odcinka Uklad Digestii, Oncology Center - Institute (Warsaw, Poland)