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Paris’ medical residents’ sexual health before the SARS-CoV-2 burden
  1. Pierre-Emmanuel Cailleaux1,2,
  2. Manon Koenig1
  1. 1 Faculty of Medicine, Université de Paris, Paris, France
  2. 2 Geriatric Service, Hôpital Louis-Mourier, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France
  1. Correspondence to Pierre-Emmanuel Cailleaux, Service de Gériatrie aiguë, Hôpital Louis-Mourier, Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris F-92700, France; pierreemmanuel.cailleaux{at}

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To date, there are no data available on the sexual health of junior medical staff (residents) in France. We conducted a study among residents in Paris to evaluate sexual satisfaction, to compare it between men and women, and attempt to identify other determinants of their sexual health.

We used an anonymous 107-item questionnaire based on the most recent national survey on sexual health.1 If a submitted questionnaire was less than 60% complete, it was not analysed.

During the period 3–5 April 2019, 550 questionnaires were distributed and 409 (74.4%) were returned complete. The sample had a mean age of 28.2±3 years and the male/female (M/F) ratio was 2:3; further characteristics of the sample are summarised in table 1.

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Table 1

Main characteristics of the study sample

High sexual satisfaction (score ≥3 on a Likert scale of 1 to 4:“very satisfied” (4), “somewhat satisfied” (3), “not very satisfied” (2) or “not at …

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient and public involvement Patients and/or the public were not involved in the design, or conduct, or reporting, or dissemination plans of this research.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • Author note In France, a resident (also called an “interne”) is a junior doctor, qualified to practise and paid but still in postgraduate training.