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The Relationship Between Sexual and Marital Satisfaction Level and the Causes of Infertility in Infertile Couples who Referred to Nahal Infertility center in Alborz Province
Mansoureh Mansouri , Zahra Heydar , Razieh Lotfi , Mitra Rahimzadeh Kiwi , Taraneh Tahamtan6
Shahid Rast Ravesh Comprehensive Health Services Center, Alborz University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Karaj, Iran
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Background: To investigate the effect of infertility on sexual and marital satisfaction of infertile couples. Present study designed to increase the knowledge of infertile couple regarding psychological and sociocultural problems of fertility and improve the health policy plans to increase the sexual and marital satisfaction of infertile couples.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out at Rooyesh infertility center of Alborz Province during 1393-1394. All infertile couples with at least primary education were enrolled. Data collection instrument was a questionnaire which was given to each partner separately by the researcher. The first part of data collection form included demographic questionnaire (13 questions) and the second part was the marital satisfaction (18 questions) and the third part was the assessment of sexual satisfaction (11 questions). The scores of couples’ marital and sexual satisfaction were compared among couples with different cause of infertility by using appropriate statistical tests.
Results: Overall, 174 couples were evaluated during the study period. The significant correlation was found between couples ‘age and education and income (P=0.02 = P. 01, P <0.0001, P and P =0.04, respectively). There is no association between demographic characteristics and couples’ sexual satisfaction. In this study, the cause of infertility  in 27% of couples were diagnosed as male factor (n=47), 30.5% female factor (n=53), %20 both male and female factors (n=35) and %22.5 unexplained infertility (n=39). No significant relationship was found between causes of infertility and couples’ marital and sexual satisfaction.
Conclusion: On the basis of present results, it seems that the cause of infertility has no impact on couples’ marital and sexual satisfaction. However, to confirm these results, more studies with larger sample sizes are needed.
Keywords: Marital satisfaction, Sexual satisfaction, Cause of infertility
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/12/13 | Accepted: 2021/12/01 | Published: 2021/12/01
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Mansouri M, Heydar Z, Lotfi R, Rahimzadeh Kiwi M, Tahamtan6 T. The Relationship Between Sexual and Marital Satisfaction Level and the Causes of Infertility in Infertile Couples who Referred to Nahal Infertility center in Alborz Province. aumj. 2021; 11 (1) :34-34
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