The influence of infertility on sexual and marital satisfaction in Iranian women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a case-control study

Taghavi, Seyed-Abdolvahab, Aramesh, Shahintaj, Azizi-Kutenaee, Maryam, Allan, Helen T. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9391-0385, Safarzadeh, Tahereh, Taheri, Mojgan, Salari, Shohreh, Khashavi, Zahra and Bazarganipour, Fatemeh (2021) The influence of infertility on sexual and marital satisfaction in Iranian women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a case-control study. Middle East Fertility Society Journal, 26 (1) . p. 2. ISSN 2090-3251 [Article] (Published online first) (doi:10.1186/s43043-020-00047-y)

[img] PDF - Published version (with publisher's formatting)
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (483kB)

Abstract

Background: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate sexual and marital satisfaction in couples with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). A case-control study was conducted on 90 couples with PCOS and 90 healthy couples as a control group. Three measures were used to evaluate sexual function and marital satisfaction: the female sexual function index (FSFI), the Larson sexual satisfaction, and the ENRICH marital satisfaction measures.

Results: The results of this study show that the mean scores of sexual function, sexual satisfaction, and marital satisfaction were significantly lower in PCOS couples compared with the control group (P < 0.05). Infertility was reported as the strongest predictive factor for sexual function and marital satisfaction in couples with PCOS (P < 0.05). Compared to the control group, sexual and marital satisfaction was lower in patients with PCOS and their partners.

Conclusion: Since infertility is the strongest predictive factor for the sexual health of couples with PCOS and sexual health is important in family health and marital life, sexual counseling may prove beneficial for these patients.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Research, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Sexual function, Sexual satisfaction, Marital satisfaction
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 31799
Notes on copyright: © The Author(s). 2021 Open Access
This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
Useful Links:
Depositing User: Jisc Publications Router
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2021 09:23
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2021 09:23
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31799

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Full text downloads (NB count will be zero if no full text documents are attached to the record)

Downloads per month over the past year