Gynecological Symptoms and Sexual Behaviors among Adolescent Women

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Abstract

Study Objective: The study sought to expand the minimal understanding of the prevalence of gynecological symptoms, such as vulvovaginal pain, pelvic cramps, and vaginal discharge, and the prevalence of the relationship of symptom duration to event-level sexual behaviors. Design: Data were daily diaries collected from an ongoing, longitudinal cohort with the three symptom variables. Main Outcome Measures: Symptom duration was calculated, and event-level sexual behaviors were included. Results: It was reported with relative frequency that single symptoms had positive and negative effects, whereas multiple symptoms and long duration of symptoms decreased the likelihood of all noncoital sexual behaviors. Conclusions: Gynecological symptoms influence the likelihood of sexual behaviors, suggesting a complex relationship between the occurrences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-95
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

Keywords

  • Pelvic cramps
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vulvovaginal pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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