Volume 25, Number 76 (June 2012)                   IJN 2012, 25(76): 55-63 | Back to browse issues page


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Bahrami N, Soleimani MA, Shraifnia H, Masoodi R, Shaigan H, Mohammad rezaei Zh. Female Sexual Satisfaction with Different Contraceptive Methods. IJN. 2012; 25 (76) :55-63
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1284-en.html

Lecturer, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Qazvin university of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran and PhD Student of Nursing at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (*Corresponding author). Tel: +982812237267 , masoleimany@qums.ac.ir
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  Background & Aim: The choice, acceptance and satisfaction of women with different types of contraceptive methods would affect their quality of life and sexual function. The aim of this study was to determine and compare the female sexual satisfaction with different types of contraceptive methods in clients referred to Qazvin city clinics.

  Material & Methods: It was a descriptive cross-sectional study that was carried out among 467 women in 6 midwifery units of Qazvin city health centers in 2009 using cluster random sampling method . Sexual satisfaction was assessed with Larson Sexual Satisfaction Scale among women using different contraceptive methods. Data analysis was performed by descriptive and inferential statistics (Chi-square test, Pearson correlation test and ANOVA) using SPSS-PC (v.16).

  Results: According to the findings, the percentage of using withdrawal, condom, OCPs, DMPA, IUD, TL and vasectomy were 25.5%, 26.3, 13.3%, 6.6%, 18.8%, 6% and 3.4%, respectively. Most of the participants (54.9%) had moderate sexual satisfaction. there were a significant difference between the mean score of sexual satisfaction and use of different types of contraceptive methods (P=0.041). The most sexual satisfaction was found with condom (28.6%) and withdrawal (26.5%) methods.

Conclusion: The findings revealed that contraceptive methods can affect women’s sexual satisfaction. Accordingly, executing family planning training programs for counselors regarding the suitable choose of contraceptive method considering women’s sexual satisfaction is recommended.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2012/08/13 | Accepted: 2014/08/25 | Published: 2014/08/25

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