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Etesami Pour R, Banihashemian K. Comparison of sex disorders and couple abuse among fertile and infertile women. J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2011; 18 (1) :10-17
URL: http://journal.bums.ac.ir/article-1-920-en.html
1- Department of Psychology, Payam-e-Nour University of Jahrom, Jahrom, Iran , r.eatesami@gmail.com
2- , Department of Psychology, Payam-e-Nour University of Jahrom, Jahrom, Iran
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  Background and Aim: Infertility and the attitude about it, lead to emotional disturbance in couple life. Researchers reported impulsive behavior, depression helplessness, anxiety and negative self belief in infertile persons. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of infertility in sex disorder and couple abuse in married women in Jahrom.

  Materials and Methods: Among the women who were referred to the gynecology clinic in May and June 2009, 200 cases were randomly selected (100 fertile and 100 infertile women according to gynecologist diagnosis). After obtaining informed consent, all subjects responded to the family violence and sexual satisfaction & disorders questionnaires. Data analysis were done by means of SPSS (version 11.5) and statistical methods of independent Student t-test, Pearson correlation and ANOVA at the significant level of P<0.05.

  Results: The rate of received mental, physical and economical violence in infertile women was significantly higher than fertile ones (P<0.001, 0.002 and P<0.001, respectively). There was no statistical significant relationship between type of couple abuse and sexual disorder in infertile couples. Significant interaction effect between education of women and the rate of couple abuse was not observed in fertile and infertile groups.

  Conclusion: Infertility, as one of the stressors, may affect couple lives in different aspects it can causes husbands violence upon their infertile housewife and leads to disturbances in interpersonal relationships.

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Type of Study: Other | Subject: Gynecology & Obstetrics
Received: 2011/09/9 | Accepted: 2016/03/10 | ePublished: 2016/03/10

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