Female incontinence and sexual dysfunction questions answered

Kristene Whitmore, M.D., an AUA spokesperson and director of the Pelvic Floor Institute at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, will be on hand to answer reporter questions about incontinence and female sexual dysfunction on Sunday, May 9, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. This “Meet the Expert” session will take place during the 99th Annual Meeting of the AUA in San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

In addition to answering questions about general and specific female urology topics, Dr. Whitmore will be available to address the following newsworthy studies:

  • Incontinence Adversely Affects Sexual Function: Researchers, in assessing health-related quality of life in a cohort of 359 women, showed a correlation between the severity of incontinence and levels of sexual function, particularly in the physical aspects of sexual activity.

  • Urinary Incontinence Associated with Depression: This cross-sectional health-related quality-of-life study indicates that both the type and severity of incontinence can be associated with depression. Urge incontinence symptoms appear to have a greater relationship to depression than stress urinary incontinence.

  • Post-Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Sexual Function: In an attempt to weigh the effects of hormone therapy on sexual activity and function in women using post-menopausal hormone therapy, researchers showed that the adverse effects of the hormones outweigh the modest benefits of this treatment for sexual problems.
    The “Meet the Expert” session will take place in the working room of the AUA Press Suite, located in room 232 of the Moscone Center East Mezzanine.

The “Meet the Expert” session will take place in the working room of the AUA Press Suite, located in room 232 of the Moscone Center East Mezzanine.

Full abstracts are available online at http://www.aua2004.org/annualmeeting/pressroom/featured_research.cfm.

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