Knowledge and Attitude Towards Sexual Practices During Pregnancy

  • Sadia Fatima Combined Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Nighat Shafiq Combined Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Tabassum Muzaffar Combined Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Syed Waqar Abbas Combined Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Sadaf Zohra Combined Military Hospital Kohat/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Isma Safdar Combined Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Attitude, Knowledge, Sexuality, Pregnancy

Abstract

Objective: To explore the knowledge, attitude and sexual practices among pregnant women reporting to a tertiary care hospital

Study Design: Cross-sectional analytical study.

Place and Duration of Study: Antenatal clinic of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department, Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi Pakistan, from Jan to Jun 2020.

Methodology: Three hundred and seventy women who attended the antenatal clinic during the study period were interviewed. The responses to chosen preferences were recorded on a structured questionnaire.

Results: The majority of participants believed that intercourse could be done throughout pregnancy, it does not result in complications, and improves marital relationships. However, it was difficult due to the changed physical appearance, but it was not unpleasant for the husband. Only 51.1% of participants agreed to decreased libido. 77.6%, 71.6% and 75.4% were of the opinion that it was not prohibited in religion, neither influence baby nor labour respectively.

Conclusion: Most pregnant women maintain sexual activity during pregnancy. The majority had adequate knowledge and a positive attitude.

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Published
2022-06-26
How to Cite
Fatima, S., Shafiq, N., Muzaffar, T., Abbas, S., Zohra, S., & Safdar, I. (2022). Knowledge and Attitude Towards Sexual Practices During Pregnancy. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 72(3), 932-34. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v72i3.4693
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