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Nejat M, Gholinia fashalami S, Afshari N. The predictive role of history of specific phobia disorder and vaginismus in married women. SJMR. 2020; 4 (4) :173-179
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1- Sarem Fertility and Ifertility Research Center (SAFIR), Sarem Women’s Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Tehran, Iran , Sepantareshadi@gmail.com
2- Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
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Introduction: Despite vaginismus is a relatively common sexual dysfunction in Iranian women, rare examinations have reported its roots. Therefore, this study was carried out to examine the link between phobia history and vaginismus in women.
Methodology: The statistical population of this descriptive-correlational study comprises of married women who refer to Agape Sexual Disorders Center and the offices of gynecologists in Tehran. Of the 168 patients who were sampled, 102 had primary vaginismus and 128 had a history of animal, natural environment, blood, and injections phobia. Evaluation tools involved: 1- A blood test to check for anemia and thyroid problems, 2- Physical and genitals examination by a gynecologist 3- Clinical interview by a psychiatrist based on DSM5 for mental disorders and phobia 4- A 20-Questions Questionnaire on Female Sexual Function Index (FSF1) for sexual evaluation and diagnosis of vaginismus. 5- A researcher-made questionnaire for demographic characteristics. The data were examined by statistical correlation and logistic regression tests.
Results: The results reveal a significant relationship between phobia and vaginismus (p = 0.001). Therefore, the impact of phobia on the probability of vaginismus is positive.
Conclusion: Based on the findings, we can conclude that women with a history of phobia can be prevented from developing vaginismus by phobia therapy and required training, thus leading to sexual satisfaction in couples.

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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Women Diseases
Received: 2020/05/5 | Accepted: 2020/10/11 | Published: 2020/12/13

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