Sexual dysfunction in polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={Sexual dysfunction in polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Huai Heng Loh and Anne Yee and Huai Seng Loh and Sharmilla Kanagasundram and Benedict Francis and Lee Ling Lim},
Purpose Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder characterized by clinical or biochemical hyperandrogenism and ovulary dysfunction. Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) adversely affects quality of life and interpersonal relationships. We aimed to compare the prevalence of FSD in women with and without PCOS. Methods We pooled data from 28 observational studies involving 6256 women. Apart from the total prevalence of FSD, subgroup analyses based on different PCOS diagnostic criteria… 

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