THE IMPACT OF CHILDBIRTH ON WOMEN’S SEXUAL LIFE AND WELLBEING
Sexual life is an important factor to a woman’s wellbeing. Pelvic floor disorders caused by vaginal birth are common but not life threatening and cause multiple problems – anatomical and also functional. These problems can cause a decline quality of life (QOL) and specifically sex life, and pose a major health problem because as gynecologists we are not used to addressing these problems. We conducted a study based on a questionnaire to evaluate certain demographical and obstetric factors associated with a lower quality of sex life as evaluated by personal assessment of women with at least one birth. The article will present the most significant obstetrical factors that negatively affect the quality of life subjectively perceived after the first birth. The results are preliminary data for a more complex analysis that will be published.
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