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The sexual activity during pregnancy among a group of Iranian women

Shojaa, M. and Jouybari, L. and Sanagoo, A. (2009) The sexual activity during pregnancy among a group of Iranian women. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 279 (3). pp. 353-356. ISSN 09320067 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background: Pregnancy is the best time in a woman's life. Hormonal and physiological changes influence women's well-being, mood, and sexual behavior. Objective: The aim of this study was to explore women's sexual behavior during pregnancy. Method: Open-ended interviews were conducted with pregnant women who were referred to the teaching clinic in Gorgan. All of the interviews were tape recorded. The data were coded and categorized as is usual in qualitative methods. Results: The data were categorized as "low sex desire", "anxious of harmfulness", and "sexual myths". Seventy-three percent of the women reported low libido during pregnancy. Most of the participants changed their coitus positions. Forty-five percent of them preferred the "rear position". None of the women sought counseling or information from a doctor or midwife, due mainly to shyness in talking about sex. Conclusion: Many women experience some problems in their sex life during pregnancy, which can contribute to significant emotional distress. However, women may not seek professional expertise in their attempt to alleviate this condition. It is important to assess the beliefs and experiences of all women, including the pregnant ones. © 2008 Springer-Verlag.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Arch. Gynecol. Obstet. [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 18665379 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Iran, Pregnancy, Sex, Woman, adolescent, adult, article, coitus, counseling, demography, distress syndrome, educational status, emotional stress, female, human, information, interview, Iran, libido, major clinical study, mood, outpatient department, patient information, position, pregnancy, sexual behavior, social behavior, statistical significance, teaching, wellbeing, Adolescent, Adult, Female, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Iran, Pregnancy, Sexual Behavior, Young Adult
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 08:59
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2017 10:53
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2295

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