Incidence and Prevalence of the Sexual Dysfunctions in Infertile Women
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Medical Doctor, Clinical and Research Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University. Yazd, Iran
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Research & Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Science, Yazd, Iran
Online publication date: 2009-04-15
Publication date: 2009-04-15
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Naeimeh Tayebi   

Research & Clinical Center for Infertility, Bouali Ave, Safayeh, Yazd, Iran
Eur J Gen Med 2009;6(2):74-77
Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the degree of sexual dysfunction among infertile women and its correlation with age, duration of marriage and etiology of infertility in women. Methods: 300 infertile women who were referred to IVF center for management of their infertility problem involved in this study after inform consent. They are asked to fill a questionnaire contained three part of demographic, infertility and sexual function items. Distribution of sexual dysfunction and its relationship to infertility and marriage duration were analyzed through Chi-square taest. Results: The most common sexual dysfunction was orgasm disorder (83.76%) and the rate of sexual desire disorder, dyspareunia and vaginismus were 80.7%, 67.7% and 76.7% respectively. More than of 50% of cases mentioned decreased frequency of coitus after diagnosis of infertility. Vaginismus and dyspaereunia were more common in 20-24 years age group. Conclusion: According to the high rate of sexual dysfunction in this study and almost the same rate in other studies, it is the time that gynecologists should pay more attention to this important issue and encourage the patients to have an evaluation by a psychiatrist or psychologist
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