Urinary disorders and female sexual function

Jaclyn Chen, Genevieve Sweet, Alan W Shindel

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Overactive bladder urinary incontinence and female sexual dysfunction are common in women, but often go unreported and/or untreated. All of these conditions can have a markedly negative impact on quality of life. There is a growing body of evidence that sexual and urinary problems are often comorbid and possibly synergistic in women. Increasingly robust evidence indicates that management of urinary concerns may enhance sexual function and quality of life. It is important for health care providers who see women to consider both urinary and sexual health concerns during patient encounters. Additional research attention to the interrelationships between these genitourinary disorders is warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-308
Number of pages11
JournalCurrent Urology Reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2013


  • Antimuscarinics
  • Coital incontinence
  • Female sexual dysfunction
  • Incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Sexual function
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Urethral slings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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