The influence of Genoa G8 events on people sexuality

Aldo Franco De Rose, Fabrizio Gallo, Bruno Parisini, Luca Timossi, Franco Bertolotto, Andrea Nordio, Giorgio Carmignani

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Objectives: Aim of the study is to verify if a stress reaction due to G8 meeting, held in Genoa on July 2001, can produce a mass stress reaction and influence negatively people sexuality and so the birth rate. Materials and Methods: 402 citizens (221 men and 181 women ranging in age from 25 to 52 years, mean 39) have been invited to answer two questionnaires concerning their sexual activity and their feelings before, during and after the G8 meeting. After 9, 10 and 11 months we have valued the birth rate in Genoa. Results: 30 people (7%) did not answer the two questionnaires. 12 people (3%) answered the questionnaire wrongly and were excluded from the study. 228 people (63%) didn't report changes about their sexual activity, during G8 meeting. 120 people (33%) reported a decrease of sexual intercourses and of sexual desire; 12 people (4%) reported an increase of these parameters. 54% of our population reported a definite anxiety. We want to emphasize the high number of people that had anxiety even in the group that didn't report changes in sexual activity (105/228 = 46%). After 9, 10 and 11 months we have recorded a significant decrease of the birth rate respectively of 29%, 23%, 20%. (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-28
Number of pages4
JournalArchivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004


  • Birth rate
  • Human reproductive indices
  • Sexual behaviour anxiety
  • Sexuality
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology


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