Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

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

Impact of counseling on sexual intimacy of lactating women


Mojdeh Banaei1, Sanaz Safarzadeh1, Hadis Shahrahmani2 
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

Correspondence Address:
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

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 6 months 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 6 months 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, 1 month, and 3 months 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, 1 month (P > 0.001) and 3 months (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 stable 1 and 3 months after the intervention.


How to cite this article:
Banaei M, Safarzadeh S, Shahrahmani H. Impact of counseling on sexual intimacy of lactating women.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:1763-1769


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Banaei M, Safarzadeh S, Shahrahmani H. Impact of counseling on sexual intimacy of lactating women. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Dec 13 ];10:1763-1769
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