|Comparing The Impact of Capsella Bursa-pastoris and Mefenamic Acid on Sexual Function of Copper IUD Users|
|Fahimeh Sehhati, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Roya Hamzehpour|
|Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz’ Nursing and Midwifery College, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Midwifery, Student Research Committee, Tabriz’Nursing and Midwifery College, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
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Keywords : Mefenamic acid, Capsella bursa-pastoris, sexual functioning, copper IUD
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Introduction: IUD (Intrauterine device) is one of the most common methods of pregnancy prevention that is widely used in the world . Bleeding is one of the key reasons of interruption for the use of IUD. Vaginal bleeding can be occurred due to the reduction of adequate motivation and functioning of Neuroendocrine (Oxytocin, Serotonin) and accordingly sexual functioningwould be decreased. Therefore, the hemostatic impact of Capsella bursa-pastoris can play a role through several mechanisms in increasing the orgasm and sexual responses. The aim of current study was determining the impact of Capsella bursa-pastoris on sexual functioning of females having copper IUD.
Materials and Method: This triple blind clinical trial study has been done in 2014 on 90 females visiting health-treatment centers of Ardebil city. It was passed at least 3months from their IUD putting, and they were complaining about excessive menstrual bleeding. The first group received Capsella bursa-pastoris 700 Mg and the second group received Mefenamic acid 500 Mg from first day of menstruation till bleeding completion, one every 8 hours. The questionnaire of sexual functioning was completed by the participants prior and 3 months after the treatment. The ANCOVA test was used for comparing sexual functioning after the use of intervention among the studied groups with some adjustments on baseline scores.
Results: Mean (standard deviation) score of sexual functioning in Mefenamic acid was 23.39(4.18) before the use of intervention which was increased to 24.24±3.45 after applyingintervention. In Capsella bursa-pastoris group, mean (standard deviation) score of sexual functioning was 21.40(4.70) before the use of intervention which was increased after applyingintervention to 24.85±3.81. According to the findings of study, Mefenamic acid and Capsella bursa-pastoris were effective in improving the sexual functioning, but increase of sexual functioning score after the use ofintervention was significant in the Capsella bursa-pastoris group(the justified mean difference0/60, significant difference 95%(-0/91 till 2/13).p=0/01
Conclusion: Capsella bursa-pastoris can be more effective than chemical drugs including Mefenamic acid to increase the sexual functioning of females with IUD.
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