Sexual Satisfaction Changes Reported by Men after Their Partners' Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexies

Patrick J. Culligan, Sean Haughey, Christa Lewis, Jennifer Priestley, Charbel Salamon

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This study aimed to compare the preoperative and postoperative sexual satisfaction reported by male sexual partners of women undergoing surgical correction of pelvic organ prolapse. Methods This was a single-center prospective cohort study. Heterosexual, sexually active English-speaking couples in which the women were planning to undergo robotic-assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy for correction of pelvic organ prolapse were eligible for enrollment in the study. Validated sexual function questionnaires - the Sexual Experience Questionnaire (SEX-Q; Mulhall et al. J Sex Med. 2008) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire-12 (Rogers, et al. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2003) - were used to evaluate preoperative and postoperative male and female sexual experience, respectively. These preoperative scores were compared using paired t tests. The Student t and the Mann-Whitney tests were used to compare study-eligible couples with noneligible couples and to compare study participants with nonparticipants. Results During the study enrollment period, 92 couples met the inclusion criteria and 45 of those were enrolled. Complete data sets of preoperative and postoperative questionnaires were obtained for 36 couples. After their partners' successful reconstructive surgery, male study subjects reported improved total SEX-Q scores (mean ± SD, 71 ± 16.7 vs 76.5 ± 17.8; P = 0.025). Within the subscales of the SEX-Q, there was significant improvement between preoperative and postoperative "individual satisfaction" scores (mean ± SD, 65.7 ± 16.8 vs 78.9 ± 17.5; P < 0.0001), but not within the "erectile dysfunction" or "couple satisfaction" subscales. Female partners reported improved Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire-12 scores after surgery (mean ± SD, 36.6 ± 5.5 vs 40.0 ± 4.6; P = 0.003). Conclusions Sexually active heterosexual men and women reported improved sexual experience after successful prolapse repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-368
Number of pages4
JournalFemale Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Orgasm
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Robotics
Heterosexuality
Urinary Incontinence
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Pelvic Floor
Sexual Partners
Prolapse
Erectile Dysfunction
Cohort Studies
Surveys and Questionnaires
Prospective Studies
Students
Health

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology

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Culligan, Patrick J. ; Haughey, Sean ; Lewis, Christa ; Priestley, Jennifer ; Salamon, Charbel. / Sexual Satisfaction Changes Reported by Men after Their Partners' Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexies. In: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. 2019 ; Vol. 25, No. 5. pp. 365-368.
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