Methods aEuro integral Forty sexually active women underwent a hysterectomy and/or oophorectomy, for benign gynecological diseases. Patients were interviewed 15 days prior to their operation and again in the 3rd and 6th months after the surgical procedure. Depressive symptoms, anxiety symptoms and sexual satisfaction were measured by the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, the Hamilton Anxiety Scale and the Golombock Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS), respectively. Repeated-measures analyses of variance (ANOVA) examined alterations in anxiety, depression and sexual satisfaction. Independent t-test and Mann--Whitney U tests compared the numerical data.