By Sheila M. Algan, MD
Incidences occur in women as well as men
Among the studies that report on sexual dysfunction after pelvic fracture, many address problems specific only to male patients, particularly impotence. Although sexual dysfunction after pelvic fracture also occurs in female patients, many of the research tools used to assess outcomes do not address their symptoms. In addition, women may not feel comfortable reporting symptoms related to sexual function. As a result, prevalence of the problem in women may be under-reported.