Pregnancy is an important stage in women's life. Different changes may occur during this period and can affect many fields especially sexuality.
The purpose of this research is to investigate the impact of pregnancy on the sexuality of the pregnant woman.
A descriptive study was performed on 100 pregnant and healthy women. Demographic data and women's concerns about sexuality were investigated by a questionnaire. The Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaire was used to evaluate sexual dysfunction.
The mean age of participant women was 29.4±5.6 years. The mean total score of FSFI was 23.1±5.8. Seventy percent (70%) of women were experiencing sexual dysfunction in all of the three trimesters. An alteration of sexuality during pregnancy was observed with less sexual intercourses, less desire and less arousal. Common misconceptions and mistaken beliefs had an important role in this alteration. Social factors and the gynecological history were significantly associated with sexual dysfunction and marital agreement was an important element related with sexual satisfaction.
The prevalence of sexual dysfunction was 70% in our study. Many factors like wrong ideas, social factors, marital agreement and the gynecological history were associated with the sexual dysfunction observed in Tunisian pregnant women.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Sexual dysfunction, Pregnancy, Sexuality, Pregnant women
|☆|| La version en français de cet article, publiée dans l’édition imprimée de la revue, est disponible en ligne : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sexol.2017.06.004.