International Journal of Reproductive Medicine
Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences of Yazd
Vol. 14, No. 2, 2016, pp. 117-124
Bioline Code: rm16016
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2016, pp. 117-124
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Comparison of sexual dysfunction in women with infertility and without infertility referred to Al-Zahra Hospital in 2013-2014|
Mirblouk, Fariba; Asgharnia, Maryam; Solimani, Robabeh; Fakor, Fereshteh; Salamat, Fatemeh & Mansoori, Samaneh
Background: One of the affected aspects in infertile women that have not been given sufficient attention is sexual function. Sexual function is a key factor in physical and marital health, and sexual dysfunction could significantly lower the quality of life. Aim of this study was to assess the comparison sexual dysfunction in women with infertility and without infertility, admitted to Al- Zahra Hospital.
Objective: We decided to assess the prevalence of women sexual disorders in fertile and infertile subjects, admitted to Al-Zahra Hospital.
Materials and Methods: 149 fertile and 147 infertile women who referred to
infertility clinic of Al-Zahra Hospital during 2013-2014 were entered this crosssectional
study and Female Sexual Function Index questionnaire (FSFI) had been
filled by all the cases. Most of women were married for 6-10 years (35.5%) and
mean marriage time in participants was 9.55±6.07 years. Data were analyzed using
SPSS software Ver. 18 and χ2 test and logistic regression model has been used for
Results: Results showed significant differences between desire (p=0.004), arousal (p=0.001), satisfaction (p=0.022) and total sexual dysfunction (p=0.011) in both groups but in lubrication (p=0.266), orgasm (p=0.61) and pain (p=0.793) difference were not significant.
Conclusion: Some of sexual dysfunction indices are high in all infertile women. Our findings suggest that infertility impacts on women’s sexual function in desire, arousal, satisfaction and total sexual dysfunction. Health care professional should be sensitive to impact that diagnosis of infertility can have on women’s sexuality.
Sexual dysfunction; Fertility; Infertility
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