Abstract: Infertility may interact with a couple`s or individual`s sexuality and sexual expression. We performed this study to evaluate the correlation of infertility and sexual dysfunction. A prospective study was conducted on 384 infertile (Case) and 384 fertile women (Control) presenting to Tabriz Al-Zahra Hospital since Jun-Des 2005. Mean age of women in infertile group was 27.84±4.67 year and in fertile group was 27.38±5.45 years (PV = 0.213). Mean age of men in infertile group was 31.85±4.97 year and in fertile group was 30.08±6.36 years-old (PV< 0.001). The duration of infertility among infertile women was 6.34±2.67 years. Mean frequency of sexual contact rate in infertile patients was 4.01±1.25 per week and in fertile patients was 3.29±1.12 per week (PV< 0.001). Having the sexual drive (PV< 0.001), Arrive to sexual arousal (PV< 0.001), Ability of reach to orgasm (PV< 0.001) and Obtaining the satisfaction from sexual contact and orgasm (PV = 0.018) were significantly better in control group, but Achieving vaginal lubrication during intercourse was better in case group (PV< 0.001). Significant reverse correlation was found between rate of sexual contact per week and infertility duration (PV< 0.001) and also between partners age (separately) and rate of sexual contact per week (PV< 0.001) in infertile couples.
F. Abbasalizadeh , Z. Fardy-Azar and F. Ranjbar-Koucheksaray , 2008. Correlation of Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction. Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 3: 52-56.