Female sexual dysfunction in Iran: study of prevalence and risk factors
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To assess the prevalence of and risk factors for female sexual dysfunction (FSD) among women in Birjand city, Iran.
This cross-sectional population-based survey was conducted in nine areas of Birjand, the provincial center of South Khorasan province and married women aged between 15 and 72 years were included. Data were collected by face-to-face interview and completing a self-administered questionnaire. FSD and related risk factors were assessed.
A total of 821 women with mean age of 31.5 ± 9.1 were studied. Of them, 694 (84.6 %) had active sexual relationship with their husband, 239 (29.1 %) had less than one intercourse per week, 320 (39 %) did not feel pleasure with their sexual activity and intercourse, 86 (10.5 %) had never attained an orgasm, 604 (73.6 %) had a highly satisfactory relationship with their husband.
Dissatisfaction and not feeling pleasure with sexual activity was the most common FSD in our study. Further epidemiologic investigation is clearly warranted.
KeywordsIran Female sexual dysfunction Female Epidemiology
Authors would like to thank Dr. Kavian Ghandehri, Associate Professor of Neurology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, for reviewing the manuscript.
Conflict of interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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