Iranian Society of Gynecology Oncology

Document Type : Original Research Article


1 Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Research Center for Nursing and Midwifery Care, Shahid Sadughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

4 Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Background & Objective: Understanding the reproductive and sexual needs of pregnant women seems to be crucial in increasing the effectiveness of services and addressing their needs and expectations. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explain the needs and concerns of reproductive and sexual health of pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Materials & Methods: This is a qualitative study with a content analysis approach. In this probe, 16 interviews were accomplished with 15 pregnant women who had been referred to pregnancy care centers. Data analysis was performed predicated on the content analysis approach using MAXQDA software version 12.
Results: Based on 17 interviews conducted with pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic, pregnant women were found to be suffering from mental disorders, fears, disrupting prenatal care, and sexual problems.
Conclusion: Reproductive and sexual health of pregnant women in the Covid-19 epidemic should not be neglected and considered in health planning.


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