عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Sexual behavior is a very clear and private issue that engages a good part of human life and is directly related to individuals’ mental health and social relations. The present paper, which is a descriptive and comparative one, aims at studying sexual malfunctioning and mental health of menopausal, unproductiveand addict women. The research population consisted of all menopausal, unproductive and addict women of Hamedan and Kermanshah. From among this population, 34menopausal, 34 unproductive, and 34 drug-consuming women were selected. Sampling instruments were Women Sexual Malfunctioning (2001) andthe Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (Lovibond, 1995)questionnaires. Results,which were analyzed through multiple regression analysis, indicated that there was a significant difference between the three groups in terms of sexual malfunctioning, sexual desire disorder, sexual arousal disorder, orgasm disorder, sexual pain disorder, and mental health sub-scales. We can say that women who feel like being attacked lose their sense of pleasure unwontedly and have lower mental health. In other words, sexual malfunctioning ranged from highest to lowest in menopausal women, addict women, and unproductive women, respectively.