Nursing and Health Vol. 3(2), pp. 47 - 50
DOI: 10.13189/nh.2015.030203
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Impact of Oral Contraceptive Pills (LDs) and Condoms on Women's Sexual Function: A Prospective Study in Iran


Minoo Pakgohar 1,*, Samira Malekian 2
1 Department of Reproductive Health, Geriatric Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
2 Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Female sexual function may be affected by negative or positive effects of contraceptive methods, which needs more investigation. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of low dose oral contraceptive pills (OCPs, LD) and condoms on female sexual function. Material & Methods: A sample of 62 Iranian women, who were first time users of OCPs, LD (n=32) and condoms (n=30) were assigned for the study. The women's sexual function was assessed using a standard questionnaire both before and four months after using the contraceptive methods. Results: In the OCPs, LD group, there was a significant increase in total sexual function score (p<0.001) and the four domains of sexual function (desire, arousal, orgasm, and satisfaction) four months after the recruitment. In the condom group a significant reduction was found in the five domains as well as the total sexual function score (p<0.001) four months after recruitment. Conclusion: The results of this study indicated an improvement in sexual function after using OCPs, LD and a significant negative effect on women's sexual function with the use of condoms.

KEYWORDS
Contraceptive Method, Oral Contraceptive Pills, Condom, Female Sexual Function

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Minoo Pakgohar , Samira Malekian , "Impact of Oral Contraceptive Pills (LDs) and Condoms on Women's Sexual Function: A Prospective Study in Iran," Nursing and Health, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 47 - 50, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/nh.2015.030203.

(b). APA Format:
Minoo Pakgohar , Samira Malekian (2015). Impact of Oral Contraceptive Pills (LDs) and Condoms on Women's Sexual Function: A Prospective Study in Iran. Nursing and Health, 3(2), 47 - 50. DOI: 10.13189/nh.2015.030203.