Journal of Applied Health Sciences and Medicine


Women's sexual dysfunction associated with cervical cancer

  • By Soad Abd El Salam, Hanan Elzeblawy Hassan, Hagar Kamal, Ragaa Ali - 18 Jan 2022
  • Journal of Applied Health Sciences and Medicine, Volume: 1, Issue: 2, Pages: 12 - 27
  • Received: 18 February 2021; Accepted: 15 June 2021; First Online: 18 January 2022


Background: Among women enduring cervical cancer therapy, sexual dysfunction is a major source of pain. In comparison to other kinds of cancers and chronic diseases, gynecological malignancies have a greater unfavorable impact on female sexuality. The negative physiological effects of gynecological cancers fade over time, but the impacts on sex life last a long period of time. Aim: The goal of this research was to look into the sexual dysfunction of women who had had cervical cancer. Methods; Design: The present study followed a descriptive research design. Setting: Beni-Suef University Hospital's oncology unit's outpatient clinic. Subjects: A group of 70 women was chosen with care. A standardized interviewing inquiry sheet and a female sexual function index were used to collect information. Results: According to the findings of the study, all women (100.0 percent) had the Female Sexual Function Index assesses sexual dysfunction (FSFI). There has been no statistically relevant link between overall female sexual function index values and demographic parameters of women. Conclusion: While there was there is no statistically significant difference association between women's demographic factors and overall female sexual function severity index, sexual dysfunction was much increasingly common in older, least educated people urban inhabitants, and people who were less than 20 years old at the time of marriage. Recommendations: Organizing health workshops for cervical cancer survivors about sexual dysfunction after treatment.

Keywords: Cervical cancer, sexual dysfunction