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Table 2 Prevalence of self-reported sexual health issues pre pregnancy, in early pregnancy and at 6 and 12 months postpartum

From: Prevalence of and risk factors associated with sexual health issues in primiparous women at 6 and 12 months postpartum; a longitudinal prospective cohort study (the MAMMI study)

  Pre pregnancy n (%) Early pregnancy n (%) 6 months pp. n (%) 12 months pp. n (%)
Lack of vaginal lubrication m = 174 241/658 (36.6) 167/658 (25.4) 283/658 (43) 233/658 (35.4)
Pain during sexual intercourse m = 203 184/629 (29.3) 155/629 (24.6) 236/629 (37.5) 129/629 (20.5)
Difficulty reaching orgasm m = 236 203/596 (34.1) 156/596 (26.2) 183/596 (30.7) 140/596 (23.5)
Unable to reach orgasm m = 254 114/578 (19.7) 98/578 (17) 90/578 (15.6) 80/578 (13.8)
Vaginal tightness m = 216 138/616 (22.4) 130/616 (21.1) 200/616 (32.5) 107/616 (17.4)
Vaginal looseness / lack of muscle tone m = 243 10/589 (1.7) 10/589 (1.7) 79/589 (13.4) 53/589 (9)
Loss of interest in sexual activity compared with before pregnancy m = 187 216/654 (33) 349/654 (53.4) 303/654 (46.3) 260/654 (39.8)
  1. m missing responses; pp. postpartum