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, vol.57, no.2, pp.604-609, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.12583
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.604-609
  • Keywords: postpartum depression, postpartum period, sexual dysfunction
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


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.