Effect of Infertility on Sexual Function: A Cross-Sectional Study QC01-QC03
Dr. Delpisheh Ali,
Psychosocial Injuries Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.
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Introduction: Sexual dysfunction is an important psychological disorder that may increase in infertile couples. Aim: To evaluate the effect of infertility on sexual function in women attending in private and public institutions in Ilam during 2013.
Materials and Methods: In a cross - sectional study evaluated the sexual function among 384 women attending in health care centers of Ilam western of Iran during 2013. Participants were divided in two groups, fertilities and infertilities women. Data was collected by trained research midwives using demographic and FSFI questionnaires. SPSS software Package 16 was used to analyse the data of this project. Differences were regarded statistically significant with an alpha error of 0.05.
Results: The mean age was 29.29 ± 6.7 years in fertile and 31.74 ± 8.07 in infertile women. Significant difference was reported in mean age between fertile and infertile women (p=0.014). The Mean± SD of all demissions of female sexual function was difference between fertile and infertile women. Sexual function was lower in infertile women.
Conclusion: All dimensions of sexual function were lower in infertile women in compared with fertile women. Further research should be done on this subject and ways to address such problems should be found.