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Sexual Function Of Malay Women With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Preliminary Study

Author(s):
Sazlina Kamaralzaman*, Hatta Sidi **, Matthew Yau***, Siti Balkis Budin*, Anuar Sani****, Jamaludin Mohamed*

Institution(s):
*Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kampus Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; **Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; *** School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia****Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Nilai, Malaysia.

Abstract:
Objective:
Female sexual dysfunction is a known complication of diabetes mellitus. The aims of this study is to estimate the prevalence of sexual dysfunction and the types of sexual dysfunction experienced by Malay women with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Methods:
Cross sectional study was conducted on married Malay women with type 2 diabetes mellitus, receiving treatment from two community clinics in Selangor, Malaysia. Female sexual function was assessed using Malay version of Female Sexual Function Index.

Results:
This study found that sexual dysfunction was present among 18.2% women. Lack of libido was the commonest symptom among these women and was observed in 40.9% of women followed by sexual dissatisfaction (36.4%). Sexual arousal disorder was observed in 22.7%, 18.2% complained of lack of lubrication, and 22.7% had vaginal discomfort. Orgasmic dysfunction was found in only 4.5% of these women.

Conclusion:
This preliminary research showed sexual desire disorder was the commonest type of sexual disorder among diabetic women. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 11(1): Jan - June 2010: XX XX.

Keywords: Female sexual function, Diabetes Mellitus, Malay women

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