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Does Bariatric Surgery Improve Sexual Function in Women?

New Rochelle, NY, November 12, 2015—The results of a new study that assessed the prevalence of sexual dysfunction in women before and 6 months after bariatric surgery, comparing factors including weight loss, sexual experience (including sex drive, arousal, orgasm, and satisfaction), body image, depression, and anxiety, are published in Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free to download until December 12, 2015.


The article "Changes in Sexual Functions of Female Patients After Bariatric Surgery: Relationship with Body Image, Depression and Anxiety" reports improvement in the total Sexual Experiences score —and in subscores for drive, arousal, and orgasm—but not in the satisfaction score 6 months after bariatric surgery among the female study participants, who had an average age of 41 + 8 years. Scores for body image, depression, and anxiety also improved significantly after the weight-loss surgery.


“I find it courageous of the authors to address this frequently overlooked, or undiscussed aspect of psychosocial health,” says Editor-in-Chief Edward Lin, DO, MBA, Surgical Director, Emory Bariatrics and Director, Gastroesophageal Treatment Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.

 

About the Journal
Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care is the essential peer-reviewed journal delivering clinical best practices and quality updates for achieving optimal bariatric surgical outcomes. Led by Editor-in-Chief Edward Lin, DO, MBA, Surgical Director, Emory Bariatrics and Director, Gastroesophageal Treatment Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, coverage includes quality outcomes measurement and reporting; process innovations and care delivery; short- and long-term surgical complications; pre-op, peri-op, and post-op standards of practice; and more. Tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care website.

 

About the Company
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques and Part B, Videoscopy, Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, and Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s 80 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.