How does divorce affect Iranian women's sexual well-being?

Zarei, Fatemeh, Khoei, Effat Merghati, Taket, Ann Rosemary, Rahmani, Azam and Smith, Thomas G. 2013, How does divorce affect Iranian women's sexual well-being?, Journal of divorce & remarriage, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 381-392.

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Title How does divorce affect Iranian women's sexual well-being?
Author(s) Zarei, Fatemeh
Khoei, Effat Merghati
Taket, Ann Rosemary
Rahmani, Azam
Smith, Thomas G.
Journal name Journal of divorce & remarriage
Volume number 54
Issue number 5
Start page 381
End page 392
Total pages 12
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1050-2556
1540-4811
Keyword(s) divorce
separation
sexual well-being
somatization
well-being
women's sexuality
Summary Sexuality and divorce are two interwoven subjects with complex effects on women's sexual well-being in Iranian culture. Results of this exploratory study using focus group discussions and individual interviews revealed how the sexual well-being of women was influenced by the divorce experience through common patterns and recurring themes. A total of 26 women participated voluntarily in the study. They were approached through a selected social support group in a center in West Tehran in 2011, and all had been divorced for less than 10 years. For the majority, sexuality-related matters became complicated and jeopardized their overall well-being in postdivorce life. This finding, along with the fact that the majority were seeking financial and emotional support, implies that counseling women and providing economic support for postdivorce life might improve women's sexual well-being.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920507 Women's Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054510

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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