Beneficial effects of pelvic floor muscle exercises on sexual function among postmenopausal women: a randomised clinical trial

This study aimed to investigate the effects of pelvic floor muscle exercises on sexual function in postmenopausal women

Soheila Nazarpour

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • The adverse effects of menopause on sexual function could be mitigated by pelvic floor muscle training
  • This study aimed to investigate the effects of PFM exercises on sexual function in postmenopausal women
  • A randomised clinical trial was conducted among 97 Iranian postmenopausal women, aged 40 to 60 years
  • No significant difference was initially observed between the two groups in terms of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics and total scores of Female Sexual Function Index
  • The scores of arousal, orgasm and satisfaction were significantly higher in the intervention group
  • PFM exercises have the potential to improve the sexual function of postmenopausal women and are suggested to be included in healthcare packages designed for postmenopausal women

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