International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine
Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences of Yazd
Vol. 15, No. 12, 2017, pp. 771-778
Bioline Code: rm17090
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine, Vol. 15, No. 12, 2017, pp. 771-778
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Religious teachings and sexuality of women living in Rafsanjan: A qualiattive inquiry|
Ghorashi, Zohreh; Najafi, Mohammad & Khoei, Effat Merghati
Background: Islamic doctrine and related teachings play a seminal role in
constructing the sexual performance of followers, women in particular.
Objective: The aim was to explore women’s understandings of Islamic Shiite
principles related to their sexuality.
Materials and Methods: In a qualitative content analysis approach, four individual
interviews and seven focus groups conducted in Rafsanjan, a big city in Kerman
province in Iran. Content analysis was used to extract meanings and themes.
Results: Three major themes were emerged describing the sexual concepts and
religious-related teachings concerning women's sexual understandings and
performances: “unconditional sexual submission” (Tamkin), “paradox between
virtue and unconditional sexual submission” and “misconceptions”.
Conclusion: Religious teachings have a basic and comprehensive role in sexuality
construction and sexual health of women. However, occasional inconsistency
between beliefs, learning and sexual expectations, practices, and situations would
lead to jeopardize the psychological and somatic health of women. Religious-related
misconceptions have essential role in creating sexual problems.
Reproductive age women; Religious teaching; Sexual behavior.
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