Prevalence of Sexual Dysfunction and Related Factors in Iranian Pregnant Women During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Author(s): Azam Mohammadi, Fatemeh Effati-Daryani, Somayeh Zarei, Sakineh Ghasemi Yngyknd, Elnaz Hemmati, Mojgan Mirghafourvand*

Journal Name: Current Women`s Health Reviews

Volume 17 , Issue 3 , 2021


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Abstract:

Background: With the global prevalence of COVID-19, general fear has increased along with misinformation and rumors that could affect a pregnant woman's psyche, and her sexual function.

Objective: This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of sexual dysfunction and related factors in pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 205 pregnant women. Data collection tools included a socio-demographic characteristics questionnaire and the FSFI, both of which were completed online.

Results: The mean (SD) of the overall score of sexual function was 21.54 (8.37), and 80% of participants suffered from sexual dysfunction. The results of the adjusted general linear model showed that the variables of spouse's age and occupation, place of residence, and marital satisfaction were significantly statistically correlated with the sexual function score. In women whose husbands were under 30 years of age compared with those over 35 years of age, in women living in their parents' homes compared to those living in private homes, and in women with high or extremely high marital satisfaction compared to moderate satisfaction, the sexual function score was higher. Conversely, women whose husbands were blue-collar workers had lower sexual function scores than those whose husbands were white-collar workers.

Conclusion: It is necessary to consider socio-demographic factors in the treatment and prevention of this sexual function disorders. It is recommended that the appropriate solutions be provided and implemented by the relevant authorities, taking into account the effective modifying factors, in order to further improve this dimension of married life.

Keywords: Prevalence, COVID-19, pandemic, pregnancy, sexual function, socio-demographic factors, Iran.

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VOLUME: 17
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2021
Published on: 25 September, 2020
Page: [237 - 243]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1573404816999200925151549
Price: $65

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