Sexual dysfunction in the postpartum period: Its relationship with postpartum depression and certain other factors


Dagli E., Kul Uctu A., ÖZERDOĞAN N.

PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.12583
  • Title of Journal : PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE

Abstract

Purpose This study aimed to determine the prevalence of female sexual dysfunction in the postpartum period and its relationship with postpartum depression and certain other factors. Design and Methods Data were collected using an information form, the female sexual function index (FSFI), and the Edinburgh postpartum depression scale (EPDS) (N = 123). Findings A negative, very high, and statistically significant relationship was found between FSFI and EPDS scores (r = -0.831;P = .000). Practice Implications The frequency of sexual dysfunction may increase in women at risk of postpartum depression.