Relationship between sexual desire and premenstrual syndrome in young women in Iraq
Keywords:premenstrual syndrome, sexual desire, young women
Sexual desire could be affected by many psychological and physiological aspects . This research aims to find
out the relationship between sexual desire and premenstrual syndrome in young female . A Descriptive design
cross-sectional study was carried throughout the present study in order to achieve the study objectives. The
period of the study is from 20th September 2019 to 28th April 2020, included 200 young married women
in the reproductive stage, with ages between (17-31) years . Sexual Desire Inventory 3 (SDI-3) has been
used to assess sexual desire after modification to meet the cultural and social considerations . The current
study revealed that it explains that the highest percentage of the women subgroup are : women with ages
between (21-24) years old (50%), those who the age of their husbands (23-26) years old (46.5%), those who
live urban residents (84%), those who they and their husbands work as employee (58.5%), those with barely
sufficient monthly income (38.5%), those who are graduated from college or above .The results showed
that there is a significant association (p <0.05) between sexual desire of women and each of : backache,
dysmenorrhea and mood instability ; while there is no significant relationship with each of : (backache,
breast tenderness, headache, irritability, sadness, aloneness, bloating, vaginal pain, vaginal dryness) . It
is concluded that sexual desire may affected by some symptoms of the premenstrual syndrome . Further
studies may be needed to confirms these results .
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