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Recent Patents on Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Drug Discovery
ISSN (Print): 1872-2148
ISSN (Online): 2212-3334
DOI: 10.2174/18722148113079990009      Price:  $100

Current Research on How Infertility Affects the Sexuality of Men and Women

Author(s): Sany R. Ferraresi, Lucia A.S. Lara, Marcos F.S. de Sá, Rosana M. Reis and Ana C.J.S. Rosa e Silva
Pages 198-202 (5)
Objective: To assess data published from 2000 to 2010 on the effect of infertility on the sexual function of men and women. Data Sources: The PubMed, Lilacs and Embase databases were searched for scientific articles assessing the sexual response of couples during infertility treatment. Study Selection: Studies selected for this review were published in English and conducted in human beings; articles included meta-analyses and cross-sectional or cohort studies that used objective measurement tools to quantitatively assess the data. Data Extraction: Seven studies met the inclusion criteria for this review. Data Synthesis: Infertility is a major risk factor for sexual problems in both men and women. Conclusion: Infertile couples are at higher risk of sexual dysfunction than fertile couples. We also describe several recent patents.
Female infertility, infertility, men infertility, pregnancy, sexual dysfunction, sexuality.
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo University, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil., Av. Bandeirantes, 3900, 14049-900 Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.