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Evaluation of pregnancy's attitudes to sexuality
 
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Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Science, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey
 
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Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Science, Kirklareli University, Kirklareli, Turkey
 
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Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Science, Muş Alparslan University, Muş, Türkiye
 
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Department of Midwifery, Graduate School of Education, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey
 
 
Publication date: 2023-10-24
 
 
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Serap Öztürk Altınayak   

Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Science, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey
 
 
Eur J Midwifery 2023;7(Supplement 1):A30
 
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Aim:
This study was conducted to find out the attitude of pregnant women towards sexuality.

Material and Methods:
This study with descriptive design was conducted with 290 pregnant women who registered in a Health Practice and Research Center in a province in the Black Sea region between May and November 2022 and agreed to participate in the study. Data were collected using the "Socio-demographic information questionnaire" and the "Attitude towards Sexuality in Pregnancy Scale". The number, percentile distribution, mean, standard deviation, "t-test for independent groups", "Anova analysis of variance" and "Tukey post hoc" test were used to evaluate the data.

Results:
The mean age of the pregnant women in the study was found as 28.15±5.01. Considering the sub-dimensions and the total score averages of the attitude towards sexuality during pregnancy scale, it was found that 30.49±7.70 points were obtained for the sub-dimension fear of sexual intercourse during pregnancy, 38.62±7.86 points for the sub-dimension beliefs and values regarding sexuality during pregnancy, 44.46±9.15 points for the sub-dimension affirmation of sexuality during pregnancy and 113.58±18.45 points for the total scale score. It was found that 51.7% of pregnant women had positive attitude towards sexuality.

Conclusions:
Although half of the pregnant women who participated in the study had a positive attitude towards sexuality, it was found that approximately the other half had a negative attitude.

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