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Infertility-related stress and sexual satisfaction: a dyadic approach.
J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2022 03; 43(1):18-25.JP

Abstract

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

to examine whether women's and men's infertility-related stress, and specifically its sexual concerns aspect, is related to their and their partner's sexual satisfaction.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

In a cross-sectional study, 94 couples experiencing infertility filled out the New Sexual Satisfaction Scale and Fertility Problem Inventory, which measures infertility-related stress with dimensions of social, sexual and relationship concerns, rejection of childfree lifestyle, and need for parenthood. Dyadic analyses were performed following the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM).

RESULTS

The dyadic analysis revealed that women's and men's greater infertility-related stress contributed to their lower levels of sexual satisfaction (actor effect). Moreover, women's and men's greater sexual concerns (as the aspect of infertility-related stress) contributed to their own and their partner's lower levels of sexual satisfaction (actor and partner effect).

CONCLUSIONS

The findings suggest that both individual and relational processes are important in the association between the specific dimension of infertility-related stress and sexual satisfaction. These findings could guide the psychosocial support for couples experiencing infertility.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Centre Sisters of Mercy, Zagreb, Croatia.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Centre Sisters of Mercy, Zagreb, Croatia.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Centre Sisters of Mercy, Zagreb, Croatia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32326782

Citation

Nakić Radoš, Sandra, et al. "Infertility-related Stress and Sexual Satisfaction: a Dyadic Approach." Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 43, no. 1, 2022, pp. 18-25.
Nakić Radoš S, Soljačić Vraneš H, Tomić J, et al. Infertility-related stress and sexual satisfaction: a dyadic approach. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2022;43(1):18-25.
Nakić Radoš, S., Soljačić Vraneš, H., Tomić, J., & Kuna, K. (2022). Infertility-related stress and sexual satisfaction: a dyadic approach. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 43(1), 18-25. https://doi.org/10.1080/0167482X.2020.1752658
Nakić Radoš S, et al. Infertility-related Stress and Sexual Satisfaction: a Dyadic Approach. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2022;43(1):18-25. PubMed PMID: 32326782.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Infertility-related stress and sexual satisfaction: a dyadic approach. AU - Nakić Radoš,Sandra, AU - Soljačić Vraneš,Hrvojka, AU - Tomić,Jozo, AU - Kuna,Krunoslav, Y1 - 2020/04/23/ PY - 2020/4/25/pubmed PY - 2022/4/29/medline PY - 2020/4/25/entrez KW - APIM KW - Infertility KW - dyadic analysis KW - sexual satisfaction KW - sexuality KW - stress SP - 18 EP - 25 JF - Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology JO - J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol VL - 43 IS - 1 N2 - PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: to examine whether women's and men's infertility-related stress, and specifically its sexual concerns aspect, is related to their and their partner's sexual satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 94 couples experiencing infertility filled out the New Sexual Satisfaction Scale and Fertility Problem Inventory, which measures infertility-related stress with dimensions of social, sexual and relationship concerns, rejection of childfree lifestyle, and need for parenthood. Dyadic analyses were performed following the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM). RESULTS: The dyadic analysis revealed that women's and men's greater infertility-related stress contributed to their lower levels of sexual satisfaction (actor effect). Moreover, women's and men's greater sexual concerns (as the aspect of infertility-related stress) contributed to their own and their partner's lower levels of sexual satisfaction (actor and partner effect). CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest that both individual and relational processes are important in the association between the specific dimension of infertility-related stress and sexual satisfaction. These findings could guide the psychosocial support for couples experiencing infertility. SN - 1743-8942 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32326782/Infertility_related_stress_and_sexual_satisfaction:_a_dyadic_approach_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0167482X.2020.1752658 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -