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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1763-1769

Impact of counseling on sexual intimacy of lactating women


1 Faculty Member of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Mother and Child Welfare Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
2 Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Sanaz Safarzadeh
Faculty Member of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Mother and Child Welfare Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_643_17

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Introduction: The first sexual intercourse after childbirth is an important step for couple to create intimate relationships. This study was conducted to determine the impact of counseling based on PLISSIT model on sexual intimacy of breastfeeding women during 6months after childbirth. Materials and Methods: This study is based on randomized clinical trial. The samples of study consisted of 82 nulliparous and breastfeeding women during the first 6months after childbirth. Samples were assigned randomly in intervention group and control group. To collect data, demographic and midwifery characteristics questionnaire and intimacy questionnaire were used. Sexual intimacy of person was measured in three phases: before intervention, 1month, and 3months after intervention. Results: Three months after intervention, the mean of sexual satisfaction and sexual intimacy scores increased significantly in intervention group(P>0.001). There was a significant difference between sexual intimacy and sexual satisfaction scores in the experimental and control groups, 1month(P>0.001) and 3months(P>0.001) after the intervention by doing Mann–Whitney test. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, sexual counseling increased sexual intimacy of breastfeeding women, and the impact of the counseling was still stable1 and 3months after the intervention.


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