Paper Information

Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS, GYNECOLOGY AND INFERTILITY   DECEMBER-JANUARY 2010 , Volume 13 , Number 5; Page(s) 30 To 36.
 
Paper: 

COMPARISON OF FEMALE SEXUAL DYSFUNCTIONS BEFORE AND DURING PREGNANCY

 
 
Author(s):  EBRAHIMIAN A.A.*, HEYDARI MARYAM, SABERI ZAFARGHANDI M.B.
 
* FACULTY OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, SEMNAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, SEMNAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Sexual dysfunction is highly prevalent in men and women. Pregnancy is one of the factors which can contribute to sexual dysfunction, and is associated with a wide variety of organic and psychological causes. This study was designed to compare sexual dysfunction in women before and during pregnancy.
Methods: Current study is a descriptive-analyzing study and study units were chosen randomly from different districts of Semnan in year 2006. 100 women who were pregnant or had recent history of labor took part in the study. Data were collected through a questionnaire designed by authors, in order to compare sexual dysfunction before and during pregnancy. Data were analyzed by SPSS11 and descriptive analytic methods.
Results: Results showed that 78% of women had minimum one of the sexual dysfunction before pregnancy and 80% of them during gestational period. Altered sex drive, inability to reach orgasm, pain, sexual dissatisfaction, anxiety, fatigue and masturbation were the most prevalent sexual dysfunctions before and during pregnancy. In addition results showed significant relation between all kinds of sexual dysfunction before and during pregnancy.
Conclusion: Because of increasing sexual dysfunctions during pregnancy, we suggest to increase public knowledge about sexual dysfunction for increasing sexual health in society through proper management is suggested.

 
Keyword(s): FEMALE, PREGNANCY, SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION
 
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