|Correlation of Women’s Marital and Sexual Satisfaction in Different Family Life Cycle Stages in Khorram Abad City In 2015-16|
|Masumeh Fallah1, Marzieh Saei Ghare Naz2, Giti Ozgoli3, Yadollah Mehrabi4, Farnaz Farnam5, Maryam Bakhtyari6|
|1School of Nursing and Midwifery, The International Branch of, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Students Research committee, Midwifery and Reproductive Health Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University Of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Keywords : Women, Sexual satisfaction, Marital relationship
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Objective: Researches showed that . Marital satisfaction have various pattern during family life cycle; however, there are few studies showing a correlation between sexual and marital satisfaction in different stages of family life cycle.The Current study was designed to assessing female marital satisfaction and sexual satisfaction in long-term in intimate relationships
Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 266 married women in different stages of life family cycle recruited to study by cluster random sampling. Outcomes measurement has been done with three questionnaires: demographic, ENRICH marital satisfaction and Larson sexual satisfaction.
Results: In this study (24.4 %) of women reported high marital satisfaction and (21.8%) mentioned high sexual satisfaction. We observed positive and highly significant correlationbetween sexual and marital satisfaction in the first three stages of family life cycle (beginning Family (r=0.5, p=0.001), childbearing Family(r=0.46, p=0.004), families with preschool children(r=0.24, p=0.036)), so that both of them decrease slightly, but this correlation has not been observed in the following stages (P >0.05). In the last three stages (teenage, empty nest, retirement (, despite the decrease sexual satisfaction, marital satisfaction get rise.
Conclusion: In conclusion, across the stages of the life cycle, the correlation between sexual satisfaction and marital satisfaction reduced. It seems that with the deepening of the relationship between couples, factors that are more important than sexual satisfaction play role in marital satisfaction.
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