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Dysfunction and Sexual Self-concept in Infertile Women: A Narrative Review

Nicole Lopez Diaz, Jhaneiza Matos Canchanya, Diana Matos Quispe, Leslie Martinez Herrera, Alejandra Lopez-Vera, Patricia Llecllish Zarate, Kleider Livias-Moya, John Barja-Ore

Keywords : Female sexual dysfunction, Infertility, Self-concept, Women

Citation Information : Diaz NL, Canchanya JM, Quispe DM, Herrera LM, Lopez-Vera A, Zarate PL, Livias-Moya K, Barja-Ore J. Dysfunction and Sexual Self-concept in Infertile Women: A Narrative Review. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2024; 16 (3):289-292.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-2419

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 29-04-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Abstract

Aim: To summarize the scientific evidence on sexual dysfunction and self-concept in infertile women. Methods: We conducted a theoretical review of articles in PubMed on sexual dysfunction and self-concept in infertile women. The search was carried out using a strategy based on MeSH terms and Boolean operators, which identified 47 articles. The selection of articles was done independently, according to the selection criteria, and finally four articles were included. Results: The review showed results indicating that adequate self-concept positively influences sexual functioning and its domains. Studies agree that infertility negatively affects sexual function, and that sexual function plays an important role in depression and quality of life. Sexual self-concept in infertile women represents a fundamental aspect of improving their psychosocial well-being. Conclusion: Infertility generates a significant impact on health. Specifically, research has demonstrated that sexual dysfunction is a prevalent issue among women with this condition. Furthermore, studies have indicated a relationship between sexual dysfunction and the sexual self- concept of these women.


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