Androgens and Psychosocial Factors Related to Sexual Dysfunctions in Premenopausal Women: 2016 ISSM Female Sexual Dysfunction Prize

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Androgens and Psychosocial Factors Related to Sexual Dysfunctions in Premenopausal Women : 2016 ISSM Female Sexual Dysfunction Prize. / Wåhlin-Jacobsen, Sarah; Kristensen, Ellids; Pedersen, Anette Tønnes; Laessøe, Nanna Cassandra; Cohen, Arieh S.; Hougaard, David M.; Lundqvist, Marika; Giraldi, Annamaria.

In: Journal of Sexual Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 3, 03.2017, p. 366-379.

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Wåhlin-Jacobsen, S, Kristensen, E, Pedersen, AT, Laessøe, NC, Cohen, AS, Hougaard, DM, Lundqvist, M & Giraldi, A 2017, 'Androgens and Psychosocial Factors Related to Sexual Dysfunctions in Premenopausal Women: 2016 ISSM Female Sexual Dysfunction Prize', Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 366-379. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.12.237

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Wåhlin-Jacobsen, S., Kristensen, E., Pedersen, A. T., Laessøe, N. C., Cohen, A. S., Hougaard, D. M., ... Giraldi, A. (2017). Androgens and Psychosocial Factors Related to Sexual Dysfunctions in Premenopausal Women: 2016 ISSM Female Sexual Dysfunction Prize. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 14(3), 366-379. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.12.237

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Wåhlin-Jacobsen S, Kristensen E, Pedersen AT, Laessøe NC, Cohen AS, Hougaard DM et al. Androgens and Psychosocial Factors Related to Sexual Dysfunctions in Premenopausal Women: 2016 ISSM Female Sexual Dysfunction Prize. Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2017 Mar;14(3):366-379. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.12.237

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Wåhlin-Jacobsen, Sarah ; Kristensen, Ellids ; Pedersen, Anette Tønnes ; Laessøe, Nanna Cassandra ; Cohen, Arieh S. ; Hougaard, David M. ; Lundqvist, Marika ; Giraldi, Annamaria. / Androgens and Psychosocial Factors Related to Sexual Dysfunctions in Premenopausal Women : 2016 ISSM Female Sexual Dysfunction Prize. In: Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2017 ; Vol. 14, No. 3. pp. 366-379.

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title = "Androgens and Psychosocial Factors Related to Sexual Dysfunctions in Premenopausal Women∗: ∗2016 ISSM Female Sexual Dysfunction Prize",
abstract = "Introduction The female sexual response is complex and influenced by several biological, psychological, and social factors. Testosterone is believed to modulate a woman's sexual response and desire, because low levels are considered a risk factor for impaired sexual function, but previous studies have been inconclusive. Aim To investigate how androgen levels and psychosocial factors are associated with female sexual dysfunction (FSD), including hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). Methods The cross-sectional study included 428 premenopausal women 19 to 58 years old who completed a questionnaire on psychosocial factors and had blood sampled at days 6 to 10 in their menstrual cycle. Logistic regression models were built to test the association among hormone levels, psychosocial factors, and sexual end points. Main Outcome Measures Five different sexual end points were measured using the Female Sexual Function Index and the Female Sexual Distress Scale: impaired sexual function, sexual distress, FSD, low sexual desire, and HSDD. Serum levels of total and free testosterone, androstenedione, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, and androsterone glucuronide were analyzed using mass spectrometry. Results After adjusting for psychosocial factors, women with low sexual desire had significantly lower mean levels of free testosterone and androstenedione compared with women without low sexual desire. None of the androgens were associated with FSD in general or with HSDD in particular. Relationship duration longer than 2 years and mild depressive symptoms increased the risk of having all the sexual end points, including FSD in general and HSDD in particular in multivariate analyses. Conclusion In this large cross-sectional study, low sexual desire was significantly associated with levels of free testosterone and androstenedione, but FSD in general and HSDD in particular were not associated with androgen levels. Length of relationship and depression were associated with FSD including HSDD. W{\aa}hlin-Jacobsen S, Kristensen E, T{\o}nnes Pedersen A, et al. Androgens and Psychosocial Factors Related to Sexual Dysfunctions in Premenopausal Women. J Sex Med 2017;14:366–379.",
keywords = "Androgen, Androstenedione, Depression, Female, Psychosocial Factors, Sexual Desire, Sexual Distress, Sexual Function, Testosterone, Women",
author = "Sarah W{\aa}hlin-Jacobsen and Ellids Kristensen and Pedersen, {Anette T{\o}nnes} and Laess{\o}e, {Nanna Cassandra} and Cohen, {Arieh S.} and Hougaard, {David M.} and Marika Lundqvist and Annamaria Giraldi",
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T1 - Androgens and Psychosocial Factors Related to Sexual Dysfunctions in Premenopausal Women∗

T2 - ∗2016 ISSM Female Sexual Dysfunction Prize

AU - Wåhlin-Jacobsen, Sarah

AU - Kristensen, Ellids

AU - Pedersen, Anette Tønnes

AU - Laessøe, Nanna Cassandra

AU - Cohen, Arieh S.

AU - Hougaard, David M.

AU - Lundqvist, Marika

AU - Giraldi, Annamaria

PY - 2017/3

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N2 - Introduction The female sexual response is complex and influenced by several biological, psychological, and social factors. Testosterone is believed to modulate a woman's sexual response and desire, because low levels are considered a risk factor for impaired sexual function, but previous studies have been inconclusive. Aim To investigate how androgen levels and psychosocial factors are associated with female sexual dysfunction (FSD), including hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). Methods The cross-sectional study included 428 premenopausal women 19 to 58 years old who completed a questionnaire on psychosocial factors and had blood sampled at days 6 to 10 in their menstrual cycle. Logistic regression models were built to test the association among hormone levels, psychosocial factors, and sexual end points. Main Outcome Measures Five different sexual end points were measured using the Female Sexual Function Index and the Female Sexual Distress Scale: impaired sexual function, sexual distress, FSD, low sexual desire, and HSDD. Serum levels of total and free testosterone, androstenedione, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, and androsterone glucuronide were analyzed using mass spectrometry. Results After adjusting for psychosocial factors, women with low sexual desire had significantly lower mean levels of free testosterone and androstenedione compared with women without low sexual desire. None of the androgens were associated with FSD in general or with HSDD in particular. Relationship duration longer than 2 years and mild depressive symptoms increased the risk of having all the sexual end points, including FSD in general and HSDD in particular in multivariate analyses. Conclusion In this large cross-sectional study, low sexual desire was significantly associated with levels of free testosterone and androstenedione, but FSD in general and HSDD in particular were not associated with androgen levels. Length of relationship and depression were associated with FSD including HSDD. Wåhlin-Jacobsen S, Kristensen E, Tønnes Pedersen A, et al. Androgens and Psychosocial Factors Related to Sexual Dysfunctions in Premenopausal Women. J Sex Med 2017;14:366–379.

AB - Introduction The female sexual response is complex and influenced by several biological, psychological, and social factors. Testosterone is believed to modulate a woman's sexual response and desire, because low levels are considered a risk factor for impaired sexual function, but previous studies have been inconclusive. Aim To investigate how androgen levels and psychosocial factors are associated with female sexual dysfunction (FSD), including hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). Methods The cross-sectional study included 428 premenopausal women 19 to 58 years old who completed a questionnaire on psychosocial factors and had blood sampled at days 6 to 10 in their menstrual cycle. Logistic regression models were built to test the association among hormone levels, psychosocial factors, and sexual end points. Main Outcome Measures Five different sexual end points were measured using the Female Sexual Function Index and the Female Sexual Distress Scale: impaired sexual function, sexual distress, FSD, low sexual desire, and HSDD. Serum levels of total and free testosterone, androstenedione, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, and androsterone glucuronide were analyzed using mass spectrometry. Results After adjusting for psychosocial factors, women with low sexual desire had significantly lower mean levels of free testosterone and androstenedione compared with women without low sexual desire. None of the androgens were associated with FSD in general or with HSDD in particular. Relationship duration longer than 2 years and mild depressive symptoms increased the risk of having all the sexual end points, including FSD in general and HSDD in particular in multivariate analyses. Conclusion In this large cross-sectional study, low sexual desire was significantly associated with levels of free testosterone and androstenedione, but FSD in general and HSDD in particular were not associated with androgen levels. Length of relationship and depression were associated with FSD including HSDD. Wåhlin-Jacobsen S, Kristensen E, Tønnes Pedersen A, et al. Androgens and Psychosocial Factors Related to Sexual Dysfunctions in Premenopausal Women. J Sex Med 2017;14:366–379.

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