Quality of life and sexuality in women with urinary incontinence

Authors: Pičmanová P. 1,2;  Procházka M. 3
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav pro studium odborných předmětů a praktických dovedností, FZV UP v Olomouci 1;  Centrum vědy a výzkumu, FZV UP v Olomouci 2;  Ústav porodní asistence, FZV UP v Olomouci 3
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2021; 86(2): 129-131
doi: 10.48095/cccg2021129


Objective: An overview of urinary incontinence and the associated quality of life in women, including sexuality. Methods: Compilation of published data from scientific literature. Conclusion: Urinary incontinence and female sexual dysfunction are common problems that adversely affect a woman’s quality of life. Their cause is often multifactorial. Both of these dysfunctions are common in women, but are often not reported by them and, subsequently,  not treated. The symptoms of urinary incontinence, shame and fear can lead to complete social isolation of a woman affected in this way. There are a lot of studies suggesting that coping with a urination problem can subsequently improve a woman’s sexual function and overall quality of life. The prevalence increases significantly with the age.


female sexual dysfunction – urinary incontinence – Quality of life – women


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