Main Organiser

Julius Centre University of Malaya

Co-organiser

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malay

Supported by

University of Malaya

SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION IN MALAYSIAN MENOPAUSAL WOMEN: WHO ARE AT RISK?

Author

Hatta Sidi

Institution

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Medical Centre (UKMMC)

Abstract

Objectives: The complexity of physical, homonal and psychocological changes in menopause may affect the sexual function in the women. This study measured the prevalence of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in the Malaysian menopausal women. The associated factors were also examined in the study.

Methods: A cross-sectional study involved 310 menopausal (defined as last menstrual period more than 12 months ago) who visited a menopausal clinic in a secondary referral hospital in the East Peninsular Malaysia. The prevalence and associated factors of female sexual dysfunction in the study subjects was determined.

Results: The prevalence of FSD for the menopausal women was 21.3%. Younger age was the only factor significantly associated with FSD in the study subjects (Adjusted odds ratio=0.916, 95% CI=0.851- 0.987).

Conclusion: Younger women (mean age < 52.2 year old) are at risk of developing FSD in the Malaysian menopausal women. This could be contributed by stress and commitment in life.