Does Infertility Affect the Sexual Function and Sexual Quality of Life of Women? A Case Control Study

Coskuner Potur D. , Gungor Satilmis I., Dogan Merih Y., Gun Kakasci C., Demirci N. , Ersoy M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SEXUAL HEALTH, vol.32, no.1, pp.22-32, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/19317611.2019.1692983
  • Page Numbers: pp.22-32
  • Keywords: Infertility, sexual function, sexual quality of life, MARITAL ADJUSTMENT, PREVALENCE, DYSFUNCTION, DEPRESSION, PREDICTORS, FERTIQOL, STRESS, IMPACT


Objectives: The study aimed to determine the effect of infertility on women's sexual function and sexual quality of life. Methods: In this case-control study, 316 infertile and 316 fertile women were interviewed in a hospital using the Index of Female Sexual Function and the Sexual Quality of Life Questionnaire-Female. Results: Sexual function scores of infertile women were lower than fertile women; however, the groups were similar in terms of sexual quality of life. Conclusion: The findings suggest a difference between fertile and infertile women in terms of sexual function, while the sexual quality of life was similar in both groups.