Prevalence of Female Sexual Dysfunction and Associated Demographic Factors in Turkey: A Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression Study


International Journal of Sexual Health, vol.32, no.4, pp.365-382, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/19317611.2020.1819503
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Sexual Health
  • Page Numbers: pp.365-382


© 2020 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.Objectives: This meta-analysis aimed to determine the prevalence of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in healthy women and to investigate the related demographic factors. Methods: Studies that were conducted in Turkey were included in the analysis. Results: The prevalence of FSD, arousal, desire, pain/vaginismus, satisfaction, lubrication, and orgasm disorders were 39.65, 31, 31.3, 17.6, 23.8, 22.7, and 18.7%, respectively. Crude divorce rate (β= −0.478, p = 0.004), crude marriage rate (β= −0.180, p = 0.037), and age difference between partners (β = 1.08, p = 0.001) had a significant effect on the outcomes. Conclusions: The prevalence of FSD in Turkey is similar to its prevalence in other countries.