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Middle-aged Iranian women�s accounts of their sexual health care practices: A conventional content analysis

Moghasemi, S. and Ozgoli, G. and Simbar, M. and Nasiri, M. (2019) Middle-aged Iranian women�s accounts of their sexual health care practices: A conventional content analysis. International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 44 (3). pp. 91-99.

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Abstract

CONTEXT: Little research has been done to examine sexual health care among middle-aged women, particularly in developing countries that are socioculturally conservative, such as Iran. METHODS: In 2015, as part of a descriptive qualitative study, face-to-face interviews were conducted with 17 women aged 40�65 residing in Golestan Province, Iran. Graneheim and Lundman�s approach to conventional content analysis was used to interpret the sexual health care narratives of the women. RESULTS: Sexual health care for middle-aged Iranian women often took the form of self-care to preserve their privacy and confidentiality, and in general, any information on sexual health was appreciated. Data analysis identified three main categories of strategies for sexual self-care: sexual risk protection, prevention of sexual problems and undesirability, and sexual information seeking. Also, sexual self-care emerged as the central theme. CONCLUSIONS: To meet the needs of middle-aged Iranian women, health care providers should become familiar with such women�s sexual health care and self-care practices. Socioculturally sensitive policies and interventions should be developed to improve the sexual and reproductive health care conditions of middle-aged women. © 2019, Guttmacher Institute. All rights reserved.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: developing world; health care; health risk; reproductive health; womens health, Golestan; Iran, adult; aged; attitude to health; female; human; interview; Iran; middle aged; procedures; psychology; self care; sexual behavior; sexual health; sexually transmitted disease; women's health, Adult; Aged; Female; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Interviews as Topic; Iran; Middle Aged; Self Care; Sexual Behavior; Sexual Health; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Women's Health
Subjects: بیماریهای زنان WP
روانپزشکی WM
مامایی WQ
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2019 09:58
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2019 09:58
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/10491

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