Relationship between sexual function and individual fertility characteristics in infertile women

Asadi, M.
June 2014
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p50
Academic Journal
Introduction: Sexual function is reduced in an infertile couple. Female sexual function is affected by several factors. This study aimed to identify the relationship between sexual function and individual fertility characteristics (age, spouse's age, occupation, spouse's occupation, education, spouse's education, cause of infertility, duration of awareness of infertility and treatment failure) in infertile women referring to the medical centers in Isfahan in 2012. Materials and Methods: This study is a descriptive correlational. 120 infertile women were selected by convenience sampling. Data were collected cross-sectional. Woman sexual function index (FISI) Scale and Individual Fertility questionnaire were used to collect the data. Data were analyzed by inferential statistical tests (Pearson correlation, Spearman correlation coefficient, T-independent. one-way ANOVA) through SPSS version 20. Results: Analysis of the results showed high correlation between women's education, duration of awareness of infertility, treatment failure and sexual function, while there is no correlation between age, spouse's age, occupation, spouse's occupation, education, spouse's education, cause of infertility and sexual function. Conclusion: The findings of this study showed increasing duration of awareness of infertility and treatment failure decreased sexual function, while increasing education increases sexual function in infertile women .The present result necessitates paying more attention to the role of individual fertility towards achieving appropriate Counseling and treatment and preventing the occurrence of sexual dysfunction.


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