Urinary Disorders and Female Sexual Function
Chen J, Sweet G, Shindel A. Curr Urol Rep. 2013 May 29. [Epub ahead of print]


Department of Urology, UC Davis Medical Center, 4860 Y Street Ste 2200, Sacramento, CA, 95817, USA, Jaclyn.chen@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.


Overactive bladder urinary incontinence and female sexual dysfunction are common in women, but often go unreported and/or untreated. All of these conditions can have a markedly negative impact on quality of life. There is a growing body of evidence that sexual and urinary problems are often comorbid and possibly synergistic in women. Increasingly robust evidence indicates that management of urinary concerns may enhance sexual function and quality of life. It is important for health care providers who see women to consider both urinary and sexual health concerns during patient encounters. Additional research attention to the interrelationships between these genitourinary disorders is warranted.