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Sexual dysfunction among youth: an overlooked sexual health concern

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, November 2016
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Title
Sexual dysfunction among youth: an overlooked sexual health concern
Published in
BMC Public Health, November 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3835-x
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Caroline Moreau, Anna E Kågesten, Robert Wm Blum

Abstract

There is growing recognition that youth sexual health entails a broad range of physical, emotional and psychosocial responses to sexual interactions, yet little is known about sexual dysfunctions and well being in youth populations. This study explored sexual dysfunctions among youth and its associations with other domains of sexual health. Sexual dysfunctions were defined as: problems related to orgasm, pain during intercourse, lack of sexual desire or sexual pleasure. Data were drawn from the 2010 French national sexual and reproductive health survey comprising a random sample of 2309 respondents aged 15-24 years. The current analysis included 842 females and 642 males who had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months. Chi square tests were used to test for differences in sexual dysfunctions by sex and explore associations with other domains of sexual health. Half of females (48%) reported at least one sexual dysfunction versus 23% of males. However, over half (57%) of youth reporting at least one dysfunction did not consider this to hinder their sexuality. Altogether, 31% of females cited at least one sexual dysfunction hindering their sexuality-more than three times the 9% of males. Sexual dysfunction was strongly and inversely related to sexual satisfaction for both males and females and additionally to a recent diagnosis of STI or unintended pregnancy for females. Sexual dysfunctions hindering sexuality were also correlated with a history of unintended pregnancy among males. While most youth in France enjoy a satisfying sexual life, sexual dysfunction is common, especially among females. Public health programs and clinicians should screen for and address sexual dysfunction, which substantially reduce youth sexual wellbeing.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 83 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 16%
Student > Bachelor 11 13%
Researcher 8 10%
Student > Master 8 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 6%
Other 10 12%
Unknown 28 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 17%
Psychology 13 16%
Social Sciences 9 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 7%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 2%
Other 8 10%
Unknown 31 37%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 February 2018.
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#6,766,412
of 12,484,918 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#5,174
of 8,521 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#149,933
of 363,001 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#495
of 828 outputs
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