Diabetes Mellitus and Sexual Function in Middle-Aged and Older Women.
Obstetrics and Gynecology, 08/10/2012
Copeland K.L et al. – Diabetes mellitus is an established risk factor for sexual dysfunction in men, but its effect on female sexual function is poorly understood. This cross sectional cohort study examineds the relationship of diabetes to sexual function in middle–aged and older women.It was seen that compared with nondiabetic women, diabetic women are more likely to report low overall sexual satisfaction. Insulin–treated diabetic women also appear at higher risk for problems such as difficulty with lubrication and orgasm. Prevention of end–organ complications may be important in preserving sexual activity and function in diabetic women.