Objectives The aim of this study was to explore whether women with endometriosis-related infertility had poorer psychological, sexual and relational scores compared with endometriosis without infertility. Methods Seventy-one endometriosis women (32 with associated infertility and 39 without) completed a survey assessing sexual functioning, relational satisfaction, anxiety and quality of life. Results Both groups scored clinical in sexual functioning and anxiety. Comparing to infertile women, fertile participants obtained worse scores in all areas assessed except for anxiety. Conclusions Beyond our expectations, infertile endometriosis women showed to feel more understood and supported than the others. Possible explanations and implications are discussed.

Endometriosis, sexuality and satisfaction: a pilot study on women with and without infertility / Rossi, V.; Viozzi, E.; Tripodi, F.; Porpora, M. G.; Simonelli, C.; Nimbi, F. M.. - In: SEXOLOGIES. - ISSN 1158-1360. - 29:2(2020), pp. 63-69. [10.1016/j.sexol.2020.01.006]

Endometriosis, sexuality and satisfaction: a pilot study on women with and without infertility

Viozzi, E.;Tripodi, F.;Porpora, M. G.;Simonelli, C.;Nimbi, F. M.
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2020

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Objectives The aim of this study was to explore whether women with endometriosis-related infertility had poorer psychological, sexual and relational scores compared with endometriosis without infertility. Methods Seventy-one endometriosis women (32 with associated infertility and 39 without) completed a survey assessing sexual functioning, relational satisfaction, anxiety and quality of life. Results Both groups scored clinical in sexual functioning and anxiety. Comparing to infertile women, fertile participants obtained worse scores in all areas assessed except for anxiety. Conclusions Beyond our expectations, infertile endometriosis women showed to feel more understood and supported than the others. Possible explanations and implications are discussed.
Endometriosis; infertility; sexual health; mental health; quality of life
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Endometriosis, sexuality and satisfaction: a pilot study on women with and without infertility / Rossi, V.; Viozzi, E.; Tripodi, F.; Porpora, M. G.; Simonelli, C.; Nimbi, F. M.. - In: SEXOLOGIES. - ISSN 1158-1360. - 29:2(2020), pp. 63-69. [10.1016/j.sexol.2020.01.006]
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