The effects of motherhood and body perception on sexual dysfunctions among pregnant women


TOSUN GÜLEROĞLU F. , Uludag E.

PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.13033
  • Title of Journal : PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE
  • Keywords: body perception, motherhood, pregnancy, sexual dysfunction, IMAGE

Abstract

Purpose This study aimed to determine the effects of motherhood and body perception of pregnant women on sexual dysfunction. Methods Data were collected using a demographic data form, the Self-Perception of Pregnants Scale (SPPS) and the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). The study which is cross-sectional was conducted with 280 pregnant women. Percentages, Pearson correlation, and multiple regression analyzes were used for data analysis. Findings Pregnant women with a positive pregnancy-related motherhood and body perception had low sexual dysfunction. There was a moderately significant positive relationship between sexual functions and pregnancy-related motherhood perception (r: 0.430, p < 0.001) and a moderately significant negative relationship between pregnancy-related body perception (r: -0.376, p < 0.001). Clinical Implications Healthcare professionals should know what is the motherhood and body perception of pregnants while evaluating sexual health.