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koomesh 2018, 20(2): 310-316 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence of sexual dysfunction and some related factors among Iranian rural women
Khosheh Khaleghinezhad , Nourossadat Kariman * , Fatemeh Nahidi , Abbas Ebadi , Malihe Nasiri
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Introduction: Sexual dysfunction is a common health problem. Rural women are largely deprived of sexual health services. Regarding this, the present study aimed to investigate the prevalence of sexual dysfunction among the rural women and the underlying factors associated with this problem.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted on 405 rural women referring to the healthcare centers of Neyshabur, Razavi Khorasan, Iran, during Jan 2017 to April 2017. The study population was selected through multistage random sampling. The data were collected using a demographic form and the Persian version of the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). The FSFI covers six domains, including libido, sexual arousal, vaginal moisture, orgasm, sexual satisfaction, and pain. In this index a total score of less than 28 indicates an undesirable sexual function.
Results: According to the results, the mean sexual function of the rural women was 24.0 ± 5.0 (95% CI: 23.5-24.5). Considering the standard cut-off point, the prevalence rate of sexual dysfunction was 83.5 among the participants. Furthermore, the most and least frequent dysfunctions were sexual arousal and vaginal moisture, respectively. The results showed that the sexual dysfunction had a significant relationship with the males’ education level (P<0.05, OR=0.5), females’ education level (P<0.05, OR=0.5) and females’ occupation (P<0.001, OR=0.3). Housewives, who themselves and their spouses had lower education, were more at risk.
Conclusion: As the findings of the present study indicated, the rural women had a high level of sexual dysfunction. Therefore, planning for specific sex education programs should be taken into consideration. The presentation of these kinds of trainings in the rural schools not only bears economic and social benefits, but also facilitates the improvement of sexual performance.
Keywords: Reproductive Health, Sexual Dysfunction, Rural Population
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/06/12 | Accepted: 2017/12/10 | Published: 2018/03/15
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Khaleghinezhad K, Kariman N, Nahidi F, Ebadi A, Nasiri M. Prevalence of sexual dysfunction and some related factors among Iranian rural women . koomesh. 2018; 20 (2) :310-316
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