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Table 3 Baseline (preoperative) sexual function & expectations

From: Supracervical hysterectomy versus total abdominal hysterectomy: perceived effects on sexual function

  SCH TAH Significance
Libido (desire)    
   absent 1 (3) 2(8)  
   moderate 21 (64) 18 (72) NS
   strong 11 (33) 5(20)  
Dyspareunia    
   never 19 (58) 8(35)  
   infrequently 7(21) 8(35) NS
   frequently 6(18) 5(22)  
   always 1 (3) 2 (9)  
Multiple Orgasm    
   never 8(26) 4(17)  
   infrequently 9(29) 9(37) NS
   frequently 10 (32) 10 (42)  
   always 4(13) 1 (4)  
Intercourse frequency (per month)    
   0 0 3(12)  
   1–3 11 (33) 4(16)  
   4–6 8 (24) 13 (52) p < 0.05
   7–9 8(24) 2(8)  
   >10 6(18) 3(12)  
Orgasm frequency    
   never 1 (3) 0  
   infrequently 5(16) 4(17) NS
   frequently 18 (58) 12 (52)  
   always 7(23) 7(30)  
Expectations    
   worse 13 (39) 5(22)  
   unchanged 18 (55) 15 (65) NS
   better 2(6) 3(13)  
  1. Data are presented as n (%); Not all patients answered every question; NS = not significant, chi square test