Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D in Health Education and Promotion, School of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

2 Instructor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran

3 Msc in Nursing, Yahyanezhad Hospital of Babol, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran

4 Master of Intensive Care Nursing, Faculty Member of Pre-Hospital Emergengy Department, School of Paramedical Sciences, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran

5 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Research Institute for Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran

6 Bsc Students in Nurs`ing, Student Research Committee, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran


BACKGROUND: Considering the role of sexual quality of life in public satisfaction, improving
interpersonal relationships, promoting the general quality of life, especially in women, and ultimately
maintaining, consolidating, and promoting family and community health, the need to explain the factors
affecting it, such as sexual health literacy, is felt from the perspective of women. This study aimed
to determine the relationship of sexual health literacy on the sexual life quality of women referring
to health‑care centers in Qazvin.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This research was a descriptive cross‑sectional study. The population
of this study was 420 women of Qazvin in 2020 who were selected by multistage sampling. The
data collection tool was a demographic questionnaire and the standard questionnaire sexual health
literacy for adults and Sexual Quality of Life‑Female questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS
software version 22 and descriptive statistics and logistic regression.
RESULTS: The mean (standard deviation) of the sexual health literacy score was 78.47 (17.85) and
sexual quality of life was 59.71 (19.21). The results of logistic regression test showed that the variables
of sexual health literacy, education level, age of marriage, and number of sexual intercourses per
week were effective factors on the sexual quality of life (P < 0.05).
CONCLUSION: Women with lower sexual health literacy, lower education level, higher marriage age,
and women who had sex less per week had a lower sexual quality of life. Therefore, it is necessary to pay
more attention to these women in designing educational programs to improve the quality of sexual life.


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