Objective: Dissatisfaction with body image may extend to the genital region, and the most dissatisfied with their bodies are women. To analyze the relation between body image and genital image in female, and to verify demographic and/or clinical factors related to body image and genital image.
Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study in 421 women. The Body Shape Questionnaire-34 (BSQ-34) was used to evaluate body image perception; scores
Results: Three hundred eighty-nine women were analyzed. The mean age was 34.7 +/- 10.2 years. The mean BMI was 24.1 +/- 3.6 kg/m(2), 49% were single, and the mean BSQ-34 and FGSIS scores were 83.2 +/- 30.8 and 23.8 +/- 3.4, respectively. The correlation (r=-0.24) was found between body image and genital image (p
Conclusion: Genital image, age, and BMI influence body image. Change in the perception of body image seems to have low correlation with genital self-image in women.
- Body image
- female genitalia
- genital (self-) image
- SCALE FGSIS
- SEXUAL FUNCTION