February 28, 2008

Hysterectomy and Its Physiological Effects on Sexuality

Posted in Category : Women's Health

As the sexual behavior is personal and mostly relies on the emotional and physical relation between two individuals, it is very hard to predict what exactly would be the effects of hysterectomy on sexuality of women.

Medically, in most conditions, it seen that the surgery like hysterectomy does not affect the sexuality of women. The physiological effects of hysterectomy on sexuality are quite positive and less harmful.

The surgery like hysterectomy assists women to fee free who earlier suffer from bleeding and pain during the menopause periods. Now they experience joy and physical satisfaction through sexual activities.

In some cases, because of hysterectomy, women have no need to be worried about being pregnant. Due to hysterectomy surgery, some women experience the pleasure of sex, which is due to the effect of contractions of the uterine, and pressure against the cervix.

However, in some cases, effects of hysterectomy on sexuality of women are less satisfactory. As the hysterectomy involves removal of particular hormones and ovaries from the female body, it causes a lot of discomfort during sexual intercourse. This type of hormones and ovaries reduction lessens the sex drive of women. These decreases in the hormones causes dryness of vagina and that can have adverse effects on a person’s sex life.

Hormone replacement therapy can provide some relief from such dryness caused by hysterectomy, which affects the sexual desire. In this therapy, usage of lubricant or vaginal gel lessens the dryness of the vagina and provides comfort doing sexual intercourse.

This positive effects of hysterectomy on sexuality in women mainly relies on the age of the patient, her personal and medical history, causes of the hysterectomy surgery, timing of the surgery, medication and previous infections.

Sometimes fertility problem is the heavy price, woman has to pay for hysterectomy. However, such problems can be cured by consulting a proper therapist or obstetrician and by taking antidepressant pills.