Postnatal Depression and Sexual Health After Childbirth

@article{Morof2003PostnatalDA,
  title={Postnatal Depression and Sexual Health After Childbirth},
  author={Diane F. Morof and Geraldine Barrett and Janet L Peacock and Christina R Victor and Isaac T. Manyonda},
  journal={Obstetrics \& Gynecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={102},
  pages={1318–1325}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the sexual health experiences of depressed and nondepressed postnatal women within a 6-month postnatal period. METHODS This cross-sectional study used obstetric records and postal survey 6 months after delivery from a cohort of primiparous women (n = 796) delivering a live-born infant at St. George's NHS Trust, London. Women self-reported sexual problems and sexual behaviors and completed the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. RESULTS Of the 796 parturients, 484… Expand
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