Relationship between religion and female sexual function at reproductive age

Kamyabinia, Zahra and Azhari, Sedighe and Mazloum, Seyed Reza and Asgharipour, Negar (2016) Relationship between religion and female sexual function at reproductive age. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 19 (10). pp. 9-19.

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Abstract

Introduction: Healthy female sexual function and satisfaction have important role in feeling healthy and increasing quality of life. Religion is of these issues which can affect sexual function; therefore, this study was conducted with aim to evaluate the relationship between religion and female sexual function Methods: This case - control study was performed on 284 women (142 cases in the group with sexual dysfunction and 142 in the group without sexual dysfunction) at reproductive age referred to heath five centers of Mashhad in 2015. Data was collected through female sexual function questionnaire (FSFI), Elison religion wellbeing, scaling stress, anxiety and depression (DASS21), and the questionnaire of demographic and obstetric characteristics. Data were analyzed by SPSS software (version 20), and Mann-Whitney, Spearman correlation coefficient, and multiple regression tests. PResults: There was significant difference between the group with sexual dysfunction and the group without sexual dysfunction in terms of religion health and sexual function (p<0.001) and sexual desire sub-domains (p<0.05), arousal (p<0.001), lubrication (p<0.05), orgasm (p<0.05) and satisfaction (p<0.001). But no significant difference was found between religion health and pain (P > 0.05) in sexual relation Conclusion: There was positive and significant relationship between religion and sexual function; it means that women with desired sexual function have higher scores in religion. According to the effect of religion on female sexual function, it is suggested that for treatment of women with sexual dysfunction, religion dimension be considered despite psychological dimension.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 14:34
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 14:34
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1770

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