From sexual ill-health to well-being in infertile couple

Bokaie, M.; Simbar, M.; Ardekani, S. M. Yassini
June 2014
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p50
Academic Journal
Introduction: In spite of the ICPD's (International Conference on Population and Development) call for services that promote helpful sexual health choices and well-being, sexual health interventions in many countries are limited to the prevention, treatment and care of primary sexual health concerns. Infertility makes an important challenge to the sexual life of couples. The performance of sexual health is joined to the extent to which human rights are respected, protected and satisfied. This article indicates the relations between infertility and sexual problems and effect of sexual dysfunction on infertility. Materials and Methods: A literature research was conducted from 1990 to 2014 in valid databases such as PubMed, Scopus, ProQuest, Medline Plus, Springer and The Cochrane Library with the keywords "infertile" or "infertility" and "sexual problem" or "sexuai satisfaction" or "sexual dysfunction" and "couple therapy" focused on sexuality in infertile couples. Results: Sexual problem are more common in infertile women than men, but rarely sexual dysfunction were caused non organic infertility. Conclusion: One of key elements of sexual health is sexual dysfunction and infertility. Sexual counseling in infertile couples conducts their life from sexual ill-health to well-being and pleasure sexual life.


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