Vaginal Anatomy and Sexual Function

  title={Vaginal Anatomy and Sexual Function},
  author={Anne M. Weber and Mark D. Walters and Leslie R Schover and Allison Mitchinson},
  journal={Obstetrics \& Gynecology},

Does vaginal size impact sexual activity and function?

Vaginal size did not affect sexual activity or function in sexually active women and TVL and GH did not differ between women with normal FSFI scores and those with sexual dysfunction.

Sexual activity and vaginal topography in women with symptomatic pelvic floor disorders.

In women with pelvic floor disorders, sexual activity is associated with a longer vaginal length and vaginal topography does not correlate with sexual function based on PISQ-12 scores.

Female sexual function and the clitoral complex using pelvic MRI assessment.

Changes in vaginal anatomy and sexual function after vaginal surgery

Vaginal shortening and narrowing occurred after vaginal surgery; sexual function was unchanged.

Sexual function and vaginal anatomy in women before and after surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence.

Sexual function and satisfaction improved or did not change in most women after surgery for either prolapse or urinary incontinence, or both, however, the combination of Burch colposusupension and posterior colporrhaphy was especially likely to result in dyspareunia.

Clitoral size and location in relation to sexual function using pelvic MRI.

Women with anorgasmia possessed a smaller clitoral glans and clitoral components farther from the vaginal lumen than women with normal orgasmic function.

Hormones and sexuality in postmenopausal women: a psychophysiological study.

It is argued that this finding can be interpreted as being supportive of the notion that complaints of vaginal dryness and dyspareunia should not be attributed to vaginal atrophy associated with menopause, and seem to reflect sexual arousal problems.

Relationship of postoperative vaginal anatomy and sexual function: a systematic review with meta-analysis

Across studies, the evidence does not support an association between vaginal anatomy and either validated, condition-specific sexual function questionnaires or dyspareunia, although, a statistically significant association found between preoperative TVL and change in PISQ-12 is found.

Sexual function in women with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome.




Influence of Operations for Stress Incontinence And/Or Genital Descensus on Sexual Life

It is concluded that provided the patients are well‐informed the prognosis for sexual life after these operations is good, however, colpoperineoplasty in combination with anterior colporrhaphy might cause dyspareunia in some patients.

Immunoreactive Plasma Estrogens and Vaginal Hormone Cytology in Postmenopausal Women

The vaginal hormone cytology and the serum estrogen levels (as determined by radioimmunoassay) of 39 postmenopausal patients were compared and it was showed that an atrophic smear indicate estrogen deficiency in the postmenopause.

Abdominal sacral colpopexy in 163 women with posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse and enterocele. Evolution of operative techniques.

Abdominal sacral colpopexy with retroperitoneal interposition of a suspensory hammock between a prolapsed vaginal vault and the anterior surface of the sacrum was performed on 163 women for


The most obvious cause for post-operative dyspareunia is narrowing of the introitus and the vagina which results from removal of tissue as part of the cure of prolapse.

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