Female sexuel function after trans obturator tape placement for stress urinary incontinance

YEŞİL S., Dede O., Goktug G. H. N., NALBANT İ., Ozturk U., Imamoglu A. M.

Gazi Medical Journal, vol.24, no.4, 2013 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.12996/gmj.2013.33
  • Journal Name: Gazi Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Keywords: Stress urinary incontinance, surgery, sexual function
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Objective: To assess the effectiveness of trans obturator tape (TOT) for the surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinance (SUI) on female sexuel function. Methods: We evaluated 34 sexualy active patients, who had stress urinary incontinance. Patients sexuel function evaluated preoperative and 6 months after operation with Female Sexuel Function Index (FSFI) scores. Results: Statistically significant improvements were seen in daily pad use from 2.4±1.1 to 0.2±0.4 (p value <0.001) and incontinence episodes daily number from 3.3±1.3 to 0.5±0.7 (p value <0.001). FSFI and pain score were compared and results were smiliar (from 4.8 ± 0.7 to 4.6±0.8 p value 0.52). Preoperative Female Sexuel Function Index was compared with after the six months results and significant imporovement was carried (from 15.4±2.5 to 19.4±5.5 p value:0.02). Conclusions: TOT sling placement was associated with improvements in validated measures of sexual function. ©Copyright 2013 by Gazi University Medical Faculty.