The Relationship Between Body Image, Female Genital Self-Image, and Sexual Function Among First-Time Mothers

Sofia Jawed-Wessel, Debby Herbenick, Vanessa Schick

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to examine the extent to which perceived changes in weight, body satisfaction, body-image self-consciousness, and genital self-image could be used to predict sexual function scores. A total of 168 primiparous women completed the cross-sectional, web-based survey. Significant correlations were found between body satisfaction, body-image self-consciousness, and female genital self-image and sexual function. Multivariate regression analysis suggests body image and genital self-image combined account for 14.1% of the variance in overall sexual function. Women should have opportunities to discuss body changes throughout pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)618-632
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Volume43
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 3 2017

Fingerprint

Body Image
Mothers
Consciousness
Body Weight Changes
Multivariate Analysis
Cross-Sectional Studies
Regression Analysis
Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

Cite this

The Relationship Between Body Image, Female Genital Self-Image, and Sexual Function Among First-Time Mothers. / Jawed-Wessel, Sofia; Herbenick, Debby; Schick, Vanessa.

In: Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Vol. 43, No. 7, 03.10.2017, p. 618-632.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{340f2ce239874f869070047f1c30411c,
title = "The Relationship Between Body Image, Female Genital Self-Image, and Sexual Function Among First-Time Mothers",
abstract = "The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to examine the extent to which perceived changes in weight, body satisfaction, body-image self-consciousness, and genital self-image could be used to predict sexual function scores. A total of 168 primiparous women completed the cross-sectional, web-based survey. Significant correlations were found between body satisfaction, body-image self-consciousness, and female genital self-image and sexual function. Multivariate regression analysis suggests body image and genital self-image combined account for 14.1{\%} of the variance in overall sexual function. Women should have opportunities to discuss body changes throughout pregnancy.",
author = "Sofia Jawed-Wessel and Debby Herbenick and Vanessa Schick",
year = "2017",
month = "10",
day = "3",
doi = "10.1080/0092623X.2016.1212443",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "43",
pages = "618--632",
journal = "Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy",
issn = "0092-623X",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "7",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The Relationship Between Body Image, Female Genital Self-Image, and Sexual Function Among First-Time Mothers

AU - Jawed-Wessel, Sofia

AU - Herbenick, Debby

AU - Schick, Vanessa

PY - 2017/10/3

Y1 - 2017/10/3

N2 - The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to examine the extent to which perceived changes in weight, body satisfaction, body-image self-consciousness, and genital self-image could be used to predict sexual function scores. A total of 168 primiparous women completed the cross-sectional, web-based survey. Significant correlations were found between body satisfaction, body-image self-consciousness, and female genital self-image and sexual function. Multivariate regression analysis suggests body image and genital self-image combined account for 14.1% of the variance in overall sexual function. Women should have opportunities to discuss body changes throughout pregnancy.

AB - The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to examine the extent to which perceived changes in weight, body satisfaction, body-image self-consciousness, and genital self-image could be used to predict sexual function scores. A total of 168 primiparous women completed the cross-sectional, web-based survey. Significant correlations were found between body satisfaction, body-image self-consciousness, and female genital self-image and sexual function. Multivariate regression analysis suggests body image and genital self-image combined account for 14.1% of the variance in overall sexual function. Women should have opportunities to discuss body changes throughout pregnancy.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84989925255&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84989925255&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/0092623X.2016.1212443

DO - 10.1080/0092623X.2016.1212443

M3 - Article

C2 - 27420566

AN - SCOPUS:84989925255

VL - 43

SP - 618

EP - 632

JO - Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy

JF - Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy

SN - 0092-623X

IS - 7

ER -