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Changes in Sexual Functioning in Women and Men in the 5 Years After Bariatric Surgery

Steffen, Kristine J.; King, Wendy C.; White, Gretchen E.; Subak, Leslee L.; Mitchell, James E.; Courcoulas, Anita P.; Flum, David R.; Strain, Gladys; Sarwer, David B.; Kolotkin, Ronette L.; Pories, Walter; Huang, Alison J.

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: June 2019 - Volume 74 - Issue 6 - p 339–340
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000558119.60813.03
GYNECOLOGY: OFFICE GYNECOLOGY
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(Abstracted from JAMA Surg 2019; doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2018.1162)

Adults with severe obesity who seek bariatric surgery have impairments in several domains of sexual functioning. About half are dissatisfied with their sexual life.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, North Dakota State University (K.J.S.); Neuropsychiatric Research Institute (K.J.S., J.E.M.), Fargo, ND; Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh (W.C.K., G.E.W.); Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (G.E.W., A.P.C.), Pittsburgh, PA; University of California, San Francisco (L.L.S., A.J.H.); now with Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University, Stanford (L.L.S.), CA; Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (D.R.F.); Cornell University Medical Center, New York, NY (G.S.); College of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (D.B.S.); Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (R.L.K.); Faculty of Health Studies, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (R.L.K.); Department of Surgery, Forde Central Hospital (R.L.K.); Forde Hospital Trust (R.L.K.), Forde; Morbid Obesity Centre, Vestfold Hospital Trust, Tonsberg (R.L.K.), Norway; and Department of Surgery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (W.P.)

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