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Taavoni S, Nazem Ekbatani N, Haghani H. The Effect of Aphrodite on Orgasm and Sexual Desire in Menopausal Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Hayat. 2016; 22 (1) :1-12
URL: http://hayat.tums.ac.ir/article-1-1349-en.html

1- Member of Research Institute for Islamic & Complementary Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences; Dept. of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Ph.D Student in Medical Education, School of Me Member of Research Institute for Islamic & Complementary Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences; Dept. of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences
2- Ph.D Student in Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Ph.D Student in Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences , neda40012@gmail.com
3- Dept. of Biostatistics, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Dept. of Biostatistics, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (3565 Views)

Background & Aim: Lack of orgasm during intercourse and loss of libido in menopause is very common and can reduce women's quality of life. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of Aphrodite on orgasm and sexual desire in postmenopausal women.

Methods & Materials: The study design was a randomized clinical trial with a control group. Participants were comprised of 80 postmenopausal women 50-60 years old. The instruments consisted of the demographic characteristics form and the Sabbatsbergsexual function scale that a part of itevaluates orgasm and sexual desire. Descriptive statistics, paired t-test and independent t-test were used to analyze data through SPSS software v.16.

Results: The mean score of orgasm before intervention in the Aphrodite group was 30.25±20.6 and in the placebo group was 29±21.9. One month after intervention, this score increased to 41.12±10.08 in the Aphrodite groupand was 29.12±29.66 in the placebo group, that the difference between the two groups was statistically significant (P=0.02). As well, for the sexual desire score, there was a significant difference between the two groups of Aphrodite and control after intervention (P=0.008).

Conclusion: The use of Aphrodite can improve sexual desire and orgasm in menopausal women. So, it is essential that healthcare providers be familiar with this herbal supplement.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Midwifery Care
Published: 2016/05/15 | ePublished: 2016/05/15

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