Sexual satisfaction and cardiovascular disease: the Women's Health Initiative.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


The American journal of medicine, Volume 121, Issue 4, p.295-301 (2008)


2008, Age Factors, Aged, Cardiovascular Diseases, Center-Authored Paper, Cohort Studies, Erectile Dysfunction, Female, Humans, Incidence, Libido, Male, Middle Aged, Postmenopause, Prevention Center Core Facility, Probability, Proportional Hazards Models, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors, Sensitivity and Specificity, Sex Factors, Sexual Behavior, Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological, Shared Resources, Women's Health


Sexual dysfunction in some men is predictive of occult cardiovascular disease. We investigated whether dissatisfaction with sexual activity, a domain of female sexual dysfunction, is associated with prevalent and incident cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women.