Sexual Activity of Women Following Myocardial Infarction


Camci G., CAN G.

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE JOURNAL OF NURSING-FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE HEMSIRELIK DERGISI, vol.22, no.2, pp.114-119, 2014 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE JOURNAL OF NURSING-FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE HEMSIRELIK DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.114-119

Abstract

Studies to evaluate the sexual life of women after myocardial infarction is limited. Studies, triggering risk of myocardial infarction by sexual activity is low (<%1). It is found that 50-80% of women avoided sex by reasons such as being the fear of re-infarction, angina, fear of angina, depression after myocardial infarction. Sex education given by health professionals after myocardial infarction has been identified not enough. As a result; sexual life of women following myocardial infarction should be given to investigate more comprehensive, grant of the required sex education must be provided for women.