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Jegargoosheh S, nikjou R, maghari A, Reisy L. SEXUAL PATTERN DURING PREGNANCY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. Nursing and Midwifery Journal 2021; 19 (6) :459-469
URL: http://unmf.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-4467-en.html
1- Master Student of Midwifery Education, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
2- Faculty of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
3- Department of Family Health, Social Determinants of Health Research Center (SDHRC), Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
4- Assistant Professor, Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran. (Corresponding Author) , l.raeisi@arums.ac.ir
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Background & Aims: Pregnancy is a sensitive period in a woman's life that is affected by woman's sexual and behavioral activities due to anatomical and physiological changes caused by pregnancy. Insufficient information about sex during pregnancy leads to stress and unrest. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the pattern of sexual intercourse during pregnancy in the form of a systematic review study. Materials & Methods: In this systematic review study, initially Marital relationship pattern, sexual intercourse, pregnancy, sexual intercourse, pregnancy, sex, sexual function keywords and the English keywords: Marital relationship pattern, sexual intercourse, sexual intercourse in pregnancy, Marriages were searched in databases. Out of 59 articles, 21 articles related to the subject were finally included in the study based on the inclusion criteria. Results: The results of the data indicate that the sexual desire and function of pregnant women during pregnancy is unpredictable and there is a pattern of variability and instability in each trimester of pregnancy. The results of the studies showed that most of the couples in the first and third trimester reported a decrease in sexual intercourse while it increased in the second trimester. Conclusion: According to the results of previous studies, the rate of sexual intercourse in pregnancy has decreased significantly compared to before pregnancy. Effective measures can be taken to reduce sexual dysfunction in pregnancy with maximum ability in three areas of health, educational measures, and supportive measures.
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