Volume 9, Issue 7 (Supplement: Community Health. 2019)                   J Research Health 2019, 9(7): 606-614 | Back to browse issues page

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Shareh H, Robati Z, Haghi E. Infertility, Attachment, Identity and Sexual Function of Females: A Correlational Study. J Research Health 2019; 9 (7) :606-614
URL: http://jrh.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-1799-en.html
1- Department of Educational Sciences, School of Letters & Humanities, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran. , hsharreh@yahoo.com.au
2- Department of Psychology, School of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran.
3- Department of Psychology, School of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.
Abstract:   (1195 Views)
Background: Infertility is one of the major problems in reproductive health. This research was carried out to evaluate the relationship between infertility, attachment, identity, sexual function, and sexual self-esteem in married women.
Methods: In this causal-comparative and correlational study, 300 voluntary married women (fertile=150, infertile=150) in Mashhad were selected through random sampling in 2019. Collins and Read’s Revised Adult Attachment Scale, Identity Style Inventory, Female Sexual Function Index, and Sexual Self-Esteem Index for Women-Short Form were used to gather data. Data were analyzed using a t-test, Pearson correlation coefficient, and regression analysis with SPSS-24 software(p<0.05).
Results:  There was a significant difference between sexual function and sexual self-esteem of the fertile and infertile women (P=0.000). Also, the results demonstrated that there was a significant relationship between a sexual function with attachment styles and identity status in women. There was a significant relationship between sexual self-esteem and the status of identity (all p<0.05).
Conclusion: It can be concluded that infertility can have a significant impact on sexual function. Moreover, there is a significant relationship between attachment and identity styles with sexual function and sexual self-esteem.
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: ● International Health
Received: 2019/07/19 | Accepted: 2019/09/25 | Published: 2020/07/18

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