Prevalence of female sexual dysfunction among women attending college presenting for gynecological care at a university student health center. Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective: To estimate the prevalence of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) among women attending college (18-29years of age) presenting for routine gynecological care at a university-based student health center. Participants: Location: University affiliated women's health care clinic. Methods: Study design: Descriptive, cross sectional study. Primary endpoint: Estimated prevalence of FSD in the 18-29-year- old population. A subanalysis between those with and without recent sexual activity was performed. Logistic Regression was performed to identify potential predictors of FSD among those affected. Results: Of 310 women, FSFI was estimated as ranging from 35.5% (not sexually active) to 42.3% (sexually active). Those of younger age (18-21), with prior mental health diagnosis, and self-reported problems with arousal were at increased risk for FSD. Conclusion: Screening for FSD in the 18-29-year-old population is justified and recommended.

published proceedings

  • J Am Coll Health

author list (cited authors)

  • Chapa, H. O., Fish, J. T., Hagar, C., & Wilson, T.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Chapa, Hector O||Fish, James T||Hagar, Carley||Wilson, Tiffany

publication date

  • January 2020