Sexual Problems and Distress in United States Women: Prevalence and Correlates

@article{Shifren2008SexualPA,
  title={Sexual Problems and Distress in United States Women: Prevalence and Correlates},
  author={Jan L. Shifren and Brigitta U Monz and Patricia A. Russo and Anthony C. Segreti and Catherine B. Johannes},
  journal={Obstetrics \& Gynecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={112},
  pages={970-978}
}
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of self-reported sexual problems (any, desire, arousal, and orgasm), the prevalence of problems accompanied by personal distress, and to describe related correlates. METHODS: The 31,581 female respondents aged 18 years and older were from 50,002 households sampled from a national research panel representative of U.S. women. Correlates of each distressing sexual problem were evaluated using multiple logistic regression techniques. RESULTS: The age-adjusted… 
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