Levels of Sexual Satisfaction in Third Trimester of Pregnancy in Nulliparous Women and Related Factors - Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Volume 25, Number 134 (3-2016)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2016, 25(134): 178-182 | Back to browse issues page


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Memarian Z, Lamiyan M, Azin A. Levels of Sexual Satisfaction in Third Trimester of Pregnancy in Nulliparous Women and Related Factors . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2016; 25 (134) :178-182
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-7202-en.html

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Background and purpose: Pregnancy has tremendous influence on sexual satisfaction and qualification of women's life, especially in third trimester of pregnancy. The aim of this research was to determine the level of sexual satisfaction and related factors in women during third trimester of pregnancy.

Materials and methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in 110 nulliparous Iranian women with no history of illness and complications during pregnancy attending Tehran hospitals, 2013-2014. Data was collected by the adjusted version of Index of Sexual Satisfaction (ISS) and a demographic-obstetric questionnaire. Data was analyzed in SPSS V. 19 using ANOVA test, Pearson and spearman correlation.

Results: The mean ages of women and their husbands and the median duration of marriages were 25.89±4.38, 30.96±6.22 and 3.22±2.23 years, respectively. The rates of sexual dissatisfaction was 0.9%, while low, moderate and high levels of sexual satisfaction were observed in 2.7%, 45.5%, and 50.9%, respectively. The results showed significant associations between levels of sexual satisfaction in third trimester and some factors such as age of women and their spouses, educational level of women, family economic situation, employment status, a planned pregnancy, and sexual desire (P<0.05)

Conclusion: According to the relation between sexual satisfaction and level of education, a planned pregnancy, employment status, and economic status of the family, free and accessible training in sex education is recommended to increase the level of knowledge in women and enhance prenatal care.

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Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: Midwifery

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