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Table 2 Coital resumption and sexual function at 6 months postpartum, according to the history of obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) and classified by the mode of delivery: spontaneous delivery (SD) and operative vaginal delivery (OVD)

From: Coital resumption after delivery among OASIS patients: differences between instrumental and spontaneous delivery

 Non-OASISOASISTotal
Coital resumption123/178 (69%)108/140 (77%)231/318 (73%)
 SD42/43 (98%)2,346/60 (77%)388/103 (85%)1
 OVD81/135 (60%)2,462/80 (78%)4143/215 (67%)1
PISQ-12 score32.5 ± 9.134.1 ± 7.334.2 ± 6.7
 SD39.7 ± 5.4533.8 ± 7.35,36.9 ± 7.06
 OVD31.6 ± 4.4739.9 ± 1.4732.5 ± 5.96
  1. 1 SD vs. OVD: p = < 0.0001; 2SD vs. OVD among patients without OASIS: p = < 0.0001; 3OASIS vs. non-OASIS among SD deliveries: p = 0.003; 4OASIS vs. non-OASIS among OVD deliveries: p = 0.01
  2. 5Among SD, OASIS vs. non-OASIS (p < 0.001); 6 SD vs. OVD (p = < 0.001); 7Among OVD, OASIS vs. non-OASIS (p = 0.03)