Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Midwifery, Shoushtar Faculty of Medical Sciences, Shoushtar, Iran

2 Shoushtar Faculty of Medical Sciences, Shoushtar, Iran


Background: Overall, women make up a third of the world’s workforce. With the heavy increase in the number of working women, marital dissatisfaction will also increase. While the strength of the marital relationship without having satisfactory sex is in jeopardy, paying attention to sexual satisfaction is an essential part of healthcare standards; it is also part of sexual health in women. The present study aimed to determine the relationship between the of job and sexual function and satisfaction in Ahwaz city. Methods: The is a descriptive-analytic cross-sectional study. The sampling was done through random-convenience method on 685 women who referred to the health centers and hospital in Ahwaz (137 housewives and 548 employees in educational, health, medical, and administrative and service sectors) and had the inclusion criteria. A three-part questionnaire was used which included questions on a) personal characteristics including age, occupation type, years past from marriage, the number of children, age of youngest child, age of spouse and preventing pregnancy, b) Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), and c) Larson Sexual Satisfaction Questionnaire. Results: There was a significant relationship between the type of job with lubrication, satisfaction, intercourse pain, total sexual function, and sexual satisfaction scores. Conclusion: According to the results of the study, it seems that there is an relationship between the type of job with lubrication, satisfaction, intercourse pain, total sexual function and sexual satisfaction scores (P=0.4); due to increase in the number of employed women, the detecting and solving of sexual dysfunctions have a significant effect on improving the quality of marital relationships, which is an important step in order to prevent family disputes and its consequences.


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