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Shayan A, Khodabandeloo R, Solatani F, Esfandeh K, Masoumi S Z, Mohammadi Y, et al . The Relationship between Attitudes and Sexual Function in Pregnant Women Referred to Health Centers - Medical City of Hamadan. Pajouhan Sci J 2020; 18 (2) :20-29
URL: http://psj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-532-en.html
1- Department of Midwifery, Mother and Child Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2- MSc in Midwifery Counseling, Student Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
3- MSc in Speech Therapy, Department of Speech Therapy,Faculty of rehabilitation Sciences, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
4- 4 Department of Midwifery, Student Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , zahramid2001@yahoo.com
5- Department of Statistics and Epidemiology, Modeling of Non-communicable Diseases Research Center, School of Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
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Background and Objective: Pregnancy is one of the most sensitive stages of human life and can affect various aspects of one's life, including sex.The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between attitude and sexual function of pregnant women referring to comprehensive health centers in Hamadan city in 2017.
Materials and Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study. 260 eligible pregnant women were selected randomly from Hamadan comprehensive health centers. Data collection tools included questionnaires of women's attitude and sexual function during pregnancy, It consisted of 5 questions of personal information, 12 questions of sexual attitude and 19 questions of sexual function during pregnancy. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 21 using descriptive and inferential statistical tests at the significant level of 0.05.
Results: Most respondents were in the age group of 26-35 years. Most sexual beliefs in pregnancy were related to fear of harm to the fetus as a result of activity (63.1%) and fear of abortion (51.2%). The Pearson correlation test showed a significant correlation between the two variables of sexual beliefs and sexual function of women during pregnancy (P<0.001). There was a significant relationship between desire for pregnancy and sexual attitude as well as age and duration of cohabitation and sexual function during pregnancy (P<0.05).
Conclusion: According to the results, sexual attitudes in pregnancy are not appropriate due to misconceptions and therefore it is recommended to educate pregnant women in health centers as well as in clinics.
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Received: 2019/10/29 | Accepted: 2019/12/2 | Published: 2020/01/21

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