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Recent Patents on Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Drug Discovery


ISSN (Print): 1872-2148
ISSN (Online): 2212-3334

Current Research on How Infertility Affects the Sexuality of Men and Women

Author(s): Sany R. Ferraresi, Lucia A.S. Lara, Marcos F.S. de Sá, Rosana M. Reis and Ana C.J.S. Rosa e Silva

Volume 7, Issue 3, 2013

Page: [198 - 202] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/18722148113079990009

Price: $65


Objective: To assess data published from 2000 to 2010 on the effect of infertility on the sexual function of men and women. Data Sources: The PubMed, Lilacs and Embase databases were searched for scientific articles assessing the sexual response of couples during infertility treatment. Study Selection: Studies selected for this review were published in English and conducted in human beings; articles included meta-analyses and cross-sectional or cohort studies that used objective measurement tools to quantitatively assess the data. Data Extraction: Seven studies met the inclusion criteria for this review. Data Synthesis: Infertility is a major risk factor for sexual problems in both men and women. Conclusion: Infertile couples are at higher risk of sexual dysfunction than fertile couples. We also describe several recent patents.

Keywords: Female infertility, infertility, men infertility, pregnancy, sexual dysfunction, sexuality.

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