Volume 19, Issue 105 (3-2013)                   RJMS 2013, 19(105): 59-66 | Back to browse issues page

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Mazinani R, Akbari Mehr M, Kaskian A, Kashanian M. Evaluation of prevalence of sexual dysfunctions and its related factors in women. RJMS 2013; 19 (105) :59-66
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Tehran University of Medical Sciences
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Background: The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of sexual dysfunctions and their related factors in women referring to health clinics in Tehran.


Method: The study was performed as a descriptive analytic study. For this purpose, 405 married women were selected from 4 clinics of four geographic areas (north, south, west and east) in Tehran city (30 people from each center) through randomized and multistage sampling. The assessment was done by using demographic questionnaire and Sexual Function Questionnaire (SFQ). The research data were analyzed by independent t-test and one-way ANOVA and correlation test.


Results: The results of data analysis showed general prevalence of sexual dysfunction in women were 31%, so that the prevalence of hypoactive sexual desire was 33%, the prevalence of sexual arousal disorder was 16.5%. The prevalence of orgasmic disorder was 25% and the prevalence of painful sexual disorder (dyspareunia) was 45.5%.


Conclusion: The assessment of related factors showed that age of women, duration of marriage, positive history of psychiatric disorders and using psychotropic medication and also history of sexual abuse had significant correlation with sexual dysfunction.

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