Incidence of Violence and Sexual Dysfunction among Infertile Women Attending Women's Health Hospital, Assiut University


  • Aisha Abdelnaser Fawzy Faculty of Nursing, Assuit University, Assiut Governorate 71515, Egypt
  • Manal Farouk Mostafa Faculty of Nursing, Assuit University, Assiut Governorate 71515, Egypt
  • Nadia Hussien Ahmed Faculty of Nursing, Assuit University, Assiut Governorate 71515, Egypt
  • Ahmed Mohamed Abbas Faculty of Nursing, Assuit University, Assiut Governorate 71515, Egypt



Background: In the present day, people view infertility as a social issue that can result in psychological instability, relationship problems, and divorce. Consequences of infertility, such as low self-esteem, anxiety, and sexual relationship disturbances associated with failure in reproduction, have a major impact on sexual satisfaction. Aim: This study aims to assess the incidence of violence and sexual dysfunction among infertile women. Methods: A purposive sample of 60 infertile women was enrolled; a cohort design was used. The outpatient gynecological clinic and ART unit at Women's Health Hospital, Assiut University served as the study's sites. Data collection tools include a structured interview questionnaire, the Arabic version of the female sexual dysfunction index, and the WHO women domestic violence scale. Results: The study findings illustrate that the majority (85%) of infertile women experience violence, and a vast majority (93.3%) of them have sexual dysfunction. a highly statistically significant relationship between exposure to violence and occupation (p= 0.004) as well as type of family (p=0.001). Another highly statistically significant relationship exists between sexual dysfunction and occupation (p=0.004), in addition to educational level (p=0.009). Conclusion: Various forms of intimate partner violence and sexual dysfunction afflict infertile womenSo, nurses should consider routine screening for domestic violence victims in infertility clinics. Recommendations: providing marital counseling as a general course in higher institutions of learning to prepare couples to have positive sexual behaviour.


Incidence, Infertility, Sexual Dysfunction, Violence


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Author Biography

Ahmed Mohamed Abbas, Faculty of Nursing, Assuit University, Assiut Governorate 71515, Egypt

Assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecological Medicine,Faculty of Medicine, Assuit University, Assuit Governorate, Egypt


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How to Cite

Fawzy, A. A. ., Farouk Mostafa , M. ., Hussien Ahmed, N. ., & Mohamed Abbas, A. . (2024). Incidence of Violence and Sexual Dysfunction among Infertile Women Attending Women’s Health Hospital, Assiut University. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 15(4), 167-178.