Journal article

The frequency of sexual intercourse reported by women: A review of community-based studies and factors limiting their conclusions

Anja Schneidewind-Skibbe, Richard D Hayes, Patricia E Koochaki, Joan Meyer, Lorraine Dennerstein

JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: A range of methodological inconsistencies has the potential to affect reported prevalence rates of sexual intercourse. AIMS: We reviewed published studies of sexual intercourse frequency reported by women and associated factors. METHODS: Literature search of electronic databases. Inclusion criteria for selected cross-sectional studies were population and community-based studies of frequency of intercourse in women published in English or German languages with sample size greater than 300. Longitudinal studies were selected if duration was at least 1 year and samples were not clinically based. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Frequency of sexual intercourse/activities and any associated f..

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