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Sexual function of post-episiotomy mother’s measured using Female Sexual Function Index at Haji Adam Malik Hospital and other networking Hospitals in Medan-Indonesia

Muhammad Wahyu Utomo , M Rhiza Z Tala, Iman Helmi Effendi, Ganis Siregar, Herbert Sihite, Johny Marpaung

Muhammad Wahyu Utomo
Department of Obstetric and Gynecologic, Medical Faculty of Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan-Indonesia. Email: [email protected]

M Rhiza Z Tala
Department of Obstetric and Gynecologic, Medical Faculty of Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan-Indonesia

Iman Helmi Effendi
Department of Obstetric and Gynecologic, Medical Faculty of Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan-Indonesia

Ganis Siregar
Department of Obstetric and Gynecologic, Medical Faculty of Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan-Indonesia

Herbert Sihite
Department of Obstetric and Gynecologic, Medical Faculty of Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan-Indonesia

Johny Marpaung
Department of Obstetric and Gynecologic, Medical Faculty of Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan-Indonesia
Online First: August 08, 2018 | Cite this Article
Utomo, M., Tala, M., Effendi, I., Siregar, G., Sihite, H., Marpaung, J. 2018. Sexual function of post-episiotomy mother’s measured using Female Sexual Function Index at Haji Adam Malik Hospital and other networking Hospitals in Medan-Indonesia. Bali Medical Journal 7(2). DOI:10.15562/bmj.v7i2.936


Introduction: Post episiotomy mother often experience variable sexual function disturbance, and the outcomes are potentially disadvantaged. Sexual function disturbance can be measured by using female sexual function index (FSFI) questionnaire. To determine the sexual function of post-episiotomy mother measured by using FSFI. Methods: Post episiotomy mother fill the FSFI questionnaire. The study had been done at H. Adam Malik Hospital and networking hospital in October 2014. This is a cross-sectional study, using descriptive method. Chi-square test and Fisher exact were used to analyze the data. Results: From 100 cases, the majority are 19-25 years old (43%), 26-30 years old (25%), 31-35 years old (23%), and 36-40 years old (9%). Based on the period of episiotomy, the study objects >9 months ago (65%), 6-9 months ago (14%), and 3-5 months ago (11%). Average scoring of the FFSI domain is lubrication (FSFI score=10.24±3.83), arousal (FSFI score=9.61±3.54), pain (FSFI score=8.91±4.39), satisfaction (FSFI score=8.74±3.66), orgasm (FSFI score=8.63±3.66), and desire (FSFI score=4.72±1.86). The above of cut off point was 26,55 (68%) and below it was (32%). Conclusion: The average score of FSFI based on domain respectively started from the highest to the lowest score are lubrication, arousal, pain, satisfaction, orgasm, and desire. It is important for a woman to understand that sexual dysfunction they experienced after episiotomy is temporary.

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