Female Sexual Function in Castilla Y Leon (Spain): Normal RangesFatima Castroviejo Royo1*, Consuelo Conde Redondo1, Luis Antonio Rodriguez Toves1, Carlos Marina Garcia-Tunon2, Carmen Gonzalez Tejero2 and Jose Maria Martinez-Sagarra Oceja1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Fatima Castroviejo Royo
Department of Urology
Universitary Rio Hortega Hospital
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Received date: July 09, 2014; Accepted date: August 29, 2014; Published date: September 05, 2014
Citation: Royo FC, Redondo CC, Toves LAR, Garcia-Tunon CM, Tejero CG, et al. (2014) Female Sexual Function in Castilla Y Leon (Spain): Normal Ranges. Gynecol Obstet (Sunnyvale) 4:240 doi: 10.4172/2161-0932.1000240
Copyright: © 2014 Royo FC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
We hypothesized that the application of Rosen’s Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI©) in a Spanish population differs from the results published in the United States population.
Material and methods: We conducted an observational epidemiological study of female sexual function in the population of Castilla y Leon (Spanish region) involving 4500 women and we determined their “normality” in order to achieve nine diagnostic cut-off points for female sexual dysfunction for our community overall and by decade of age.
Results: We developed a new, general specific cut-off point to diagnose sexual dysfunction in our female population, FSFI© ≤ 21.7; bearing in mind that female sexual dysfunction is age-dependant, we obtained new cut-off points for the diagnosis of female sexual dysfunction by decade of age.
Conclusion: Given the different sociocultural characteristics of populations, we must not assume certain diagnostic sexual dysfunction parameters as generalized worldwide standards.