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Hedyeh Riazi, Sahar Banoo Zadeh, Abbas Moghim Beigi, Leila Amini. The effect of sexual health education on sexual function during pregnancy. Payesh. 2013; 12 (4) :367-374
1- Department of Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
3- Department of Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Abstract:   (4325 Views)
Objective (s): To investigate about the effect of sexual health education on sexual function during pregnancy.
Methods: This was a randomized educational control trial of 60 pregnant women with gestational age<33 weeks (30 women in intervention group and 30 women in control group) who were referred to health centers of Hamadan during 2011-2012. The data were collected by a questionnaire at baseline and one month follow-up in two groups.
Results: There were no significant differences between two groups before intervention. After sexual education, there were significant differences in sexual desire (P=0.003), sexual arousal (P=0.003), orgasm (P=0.007), number of sexual intercourse (P<0.001), and dysparunia (P<0.001) between two groups. Also, willcoxon test showed significant differences in all components of sexual function at baseline and one moth assessment in intervention in group.
Conclusion: Sexual health education improves sexual function during pregnancy. Indeed health care systems should provide education for pregnant women.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2012/04/28 | ePublished ahead of print: 2013/06/11 | Published: 2013/07/15

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