Purpose: The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of the long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS 13.5 mg) on sexual function and quality of life (QoL) in women after having undergone abortion for unintended pregnancy. Methods: In a prospective controlled study, 128 women aged 16–35 years received counseling to adopt LNG-IUS contraception after termination of pregnancy. The Visual Analog Scale (VAS), the Short Form-36 questionnaire (SF-36), the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and the Female Sexual Distress Scale (FSDS) were used to investigate, respectively, pelvic pain levels, QoL, sexual function and sexual distress of these women at baseline (T0) and at 6 (T1) and 12 (T2) months after LNG-IUS placement. Results: Sixty-six (51.6%) women adopted a SARC method, mainly because of the cost of the LNG-IUS. They constituted the control group. The study group consisted of 62 (48.4%) women. Improvement of QoL was observed at T1 (p 

Sexual function and quality of life of women adopting the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS 13.5mg) after abortion for unintended pregnancy

Caruso, Salvatore
Primo
Membro del Collaboration Group
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CIANCI, STEFANO
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Vitale, Salvatore Giovanni
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Fava, Valentina
Membro del Collaboration Group
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CUTELLO, SILVIA
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Cianci, Antonio
Ultimo
Membro del Collaboration Group
2018

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of the long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS 13.5 mg) on sexual function and quality of life (QoL) in women after having undergone abortion for unintended pregnancy. Methods: In a prospective controlled study, 128 women aged 16–35 years received counseling to adopt LNG-IUS contraception after termination of pregnancy. The Visual Analog Scale (VAS), the Short Form-36 questionnaire (SF-36), the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and the Female Sexual Distress Scale (FSDS) were used to investigate, respectively, pelvic pain levels, QoL, sexual function and sexual distress of these women at baseline (T0) and at 6 (T1) and 12 (T2) months after LNG-IUS placement. Results: Sixty-six (51.6%) women adopted a SARC method, mainly because of the cost of the LNG-IUS. They constituted the control group. The study group consisted of 62 (48.4%) women. Improvement of QoL was observed at T1 (p 
LARC; LNG-IUS; quality of life; SARC; sexual function; unplanned pregnancy; Reproductive Medicine; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Pharmacology (medical)
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