Evaluation of Sexual Function According to Gender and Sexual Orientation during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Turkey: A National Online Survey Study.

Publication date: Apr 01, 2024

Coronavirus Diseases-19 (COVID-19) pandemic that has caused the death of thousands of people affected negatively not only people’s physical wellbeing but also their mental health. The aim of this study was to evaluate the sexual function, depression, anxiety and stress, and fear of COVID-19 of individuals according to gender and sexual orientation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The questionnaire form included sociodemographic data form, the Arizona Sexual Experiences Scale (ASEX), the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale-Short Form (DASS-21), and the Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S). The form was distributed on social media platforms. 1593 sexually active participants were included in the study. 47. 5% of the participants were females and 52. 5% were males. 86. 9% of them were heterosexuals and 13. 1% were lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals. ASEX, DASS-21 Depression, Anxiety, and Stress, and FCV-19S scores were significantly higher in females than males (p

Concepts Keywords
Arizona Gender
Coronavirus Mental Health
Death Sexual Dysfunction
Lesbian Sexual Orientation COVID-19.


Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19 Pandemic
disease MESH death
drug DRUGBANK Famciclovir

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