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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 109-114

Obesity and sexual dysfunction among women: An overview

1 Ph.D.Scholar, Jabalpur Institute of Nursing Science and Research, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Professor & Research Head, NIMS Nursing College, NIMS University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Mrs. Princey Shaji
Jabalpur Institute of Nursing Science and Research, Opposite Victoria Hospital, Jabalpur - 482 001, Madhya Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijcn.ijcn_46_21

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For many obese and overweight women, sexual functioning is a critical, but often ignored, aspect of their quality of life. Obesity is becoming a global problem. The aim of this article was to provide an introductory insight into the relationship between obesity and sexual dysfunction in women from the recent literature. The link between obesity and sexual functioning is poorly understood, and therapeutic choices are even less well understood. Weight did, however, affect the some aspects of sexual function in studies of special populations such as women with gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence. Surgical weight loss, but not non-surgical weight loss is linked to the resolution of some aspects of sexual dysfunction in women. When it comes to sexual dysfunction, women's weight plays a pivotal role. Non-weight loss surgery has been linked to improved sexual function in women. To fully understand the link between weight and sexual function, more research is needed.

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