Clitoral Location in Relation to Sexual Function Using Pelvic Imaging
Recruitment status was Recruiting
Women who are unable to achieve orgasm compared to women who have normal orgasmic function may have different clitoral anatomy and different hormone levels. The investigators hypothesis is that women who have difficulty with orgasm may have a clitoris that is closer to the vagina and may have higher testosterone levels.
Female Sexual Dysfunction
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Clitoral Location in Relation to Sexual Function Using Pelvic MRI: A Case-Control Study|
- clitoral measurements by pelvic MRI [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]All cases and controls will undergo a pelvic MRI without contrast to assess the clitoral complex.
- testosterone levels [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Free testosterone and the calculated free androgen index will be compared; additionally, these levels will be correlated with the questionnaire data and clitoral measurements
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA
Blood hormone levels
|Study Start Date:||July 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Women with difficulty or inability to reach sexual climax will be the cases in this study.
Normal orgasmic function
Women who report that they usually or always achieve sexual climax will be the controls in this study.
|Contact: Christine M Vaccaro, DOfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Angie Fellner, PhDemail@example.com|
|United States, Ohio|
|Good Samaritan Hospital||Recruiting|
|Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45220|
|Principal Investigator: Christine M Vaccaro, DO|
|Sub-Investigator: Dani Zoorob, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Catrina Crisp, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Maria Estanol, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Angie Fellner, PhD|
|Sub-Investigator: Steven Kleeman, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Rachel Pauls, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Christine M Vaccaro, DO||Good Samaritan Hospital|