Repository of Research and Investigative Information

Repository of Research and Investigative Information

Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences

Investigation of the postpartum female sexual dysfunction In breastfeeding women referring to healthcare centers of Bandar Abbas

(2016) Investigation of the postpartum female sexual dysfunction In breastfeeding women referring to healthcare centers of Bandar Abbas. Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility.

IJOGI_Volume 19_Issue 35_Pages 22-31.pdf

Download (783kB) | Preview

Official URL:


Introduction: Sexual activity and satisfaction from it is known as one of the most important aspects of human life that is affected by multiple factors such as pregnancy and childbirth. Given the fact that awareness of sexual problems in the postpartum period can be effective in improving quality of care in this period, this study was performed to determine sexual problems of breastfeeding women in Bandar Abbas. Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out on 130 primipara breastfeeding women referred to Seyed-Alshohada health center of Bandar Abbas, Iran, in 2015. Data collection tools were a form of demographic and obstetric information and Brief Sexual Symptom Checklist (BSSC). To analyze the data, descriptive (frequency and mean) and analytical (logistic) statistics were used in SPSS, version 16. P-value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: The mean number of sexual intercourse during the postpartum period was 1.33±1.09 in a week and the mean time to resumption of the first intercourse was 6.81±2.12 postpartum weeks. Most sexual problems reported by women during the postpartum period were dyspareunia 111 (85.4), orgasm problem 110 (84.6), lack of sexual lubrication 107(82.3), lack of sexual desire 104 (80), and sexual arousal problem 96 (73.8). All the sexual problems were more prevalent in the first two months after delivery, which diminished four and six months after delivery (P<0.001). Conclusion: In general, sexual problems are more frequent in the first two postpartum months, which reduces four and six months after delivery. Because of high prevalence of sexual problems in this period, training programs for empowering midwives to deal with sexual problems of their clients can be an important step towards activating midwives regarding their role in this important portion of their duties. © 2016, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 1
Keywords: Article; breast feeding; childbirth; cross-sectional study; descriptive research; dyspareunia; female; female sexual dysfunction; human; Iran; nymphomania; pregnancy; prevalence; puerperium; sexual intercourse
Subjects: WP Gynecology and Obstetrics > WP 580-610 Menopause. Sexual Dysfunction
WQ Obstetrics > WQ 500-505 Postpartum Period
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery > Department of Midwifery
Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Mother and Child Welfare Research Center
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item