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May 3, 2000

Sexual Function After Hysterectomy

Author Affiliations

Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;283(17):2238-2239. doi:10.1001/jama.283.17.2235

To the Editor: The study reported by Dr Rhodes and colleagues,1 like previous studies evaluating the effect of hysterectomy on sexual behavior,24 focused on the quantity rather than the quality of sexual activity. Rhodes et al measured sexual function with closed response and multiple-choice questions rather than standardized sexual response questionnaires or interviews that would have brought greater meaning and specificity to the results.

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