Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2012 , Vol 3, Issue 3
Evaluation of Sexual Functions In Pregnancy
Ayşe Koyun
Selçuk Üniversitesi Akşehir Kadir Yallagöz Sağlık Yüksekokulu, Hemşirelik, Konya, Türkiye Objectives: This research is a study in descriptive study to assess sexual function during pregnancy.

Study Design: This study carried out in primary health care facilities in Aksehir. After receipt of regulatory approvals, 1 April to 31 May 2010 between the randomly selected 200 pregnant volunteers participated in this study. Using the technique of face-to-face interview data and the Female Sexual Function Index questionnaire (IFSF) were collected with the help.

Results: The mean age of 25.7 ± 5.6 were included in the study of pregnant women. Pregnant women is 20.5% of the first, 35% second, 44.5% in the third trimester was determined. 65% of pregnant women reported a decrease in frequency of sexual intercourse during pregnancy. According to the statistical analysis trimester pregnant women were not a change in incidence of sexual intercourse (p>0.05). The idea of having sexual intercourse during pregnancy will harm the baby rate of 59% of pregnant women. With this in mind during sexual intercourse during pregnancy 45.5% of those who went to change positions, change the position of respondents to the question of what rate is 27% (8% in the classic, side-lying position is 7%, prostrate position 7%, sitting position of 5%). Statistical analysis of those who went to change positions during sex, the thought of the baby will suffer a significant association between the number of children (p <0.05). Pregnant women in the study of IFSF mean scores were 23.2±9.8 and IFSF scores affected by gestational age and the status of working pregnant women (p<0.05); educational status, age, family income level and the presence of health insurance were not effect (p>0.05).

Conclusion: This study shows that the sexual functions decrease in parallel with the increase of gestational age; but sociodemographic features do not affect sexual functions. It should be remembered that untreated sexual problems might increase after delivery and psychiatric support may be helpful. Keywords : sexual functions, pregnancy, pregnancy trimesters