Investigating the Relationship between Sexual Function and Obesity in Women

Dor Mohammadi, Maliheh and Jafarnezhad, Farzaneh and Aghayi, Monvar Afzal and Kazemeini, Halimeh (2012) Investigating the Relationship between Sexual Function and Obesity in Women. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 15 (24). pp. 26-33.

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Introduction: Sexual issues have the greatest importance in a marriage. However, sexual dysfunction is one of the common and treatable problems, which causes emotional tensions and marital problems. The present study has pointed to the role of body mass index (BMI) on sexual function. This paper was held to determine the relationship between sexual function and obesity in women. Methods: This correlation study was performed on 286 eligible women that referred to health centers in Mashhad in 2011. The researcher settled at the intended health centers and interviewed the eligible individuals. Interview and observation forms were utilized for data collection. Data were analyzed by SPSS statistical software version 14.5, descriptive, chi-square, Mann-Whitney and regression tests. P value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: Self-image and life quality were statistically significantly different in the two groups, as well as, in main variables of sexual function including libido (p<0.001), arousal (p<0.001), lubrication (p<0.001), orgasm (p<0.001), sexual satisfaction (p<0.001) and pain (p=0.018). Positive self-image effects orgasm, arousal, lubrication and sexual satisfaction. An effective factor on libido is wife's age and an effective factor on sexual satisfaction is one's age. Conclusion: Obesity in women is associated with sexual dysfunction, impaired self-image, and reduction of life quality. Therefore, in order to enhance sexual performance, and improve quality of life and self-image, losing weight is mostly recommended obese women.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 16:31
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 16:31

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