Investigation of Effective Factors on Women’s Sexual Disorder in Final Years of Marital Life (A Qualitative Approach)

Document Type: Original Article


1 Department of Sociology, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Sociology, Babol Branch, Islamic Azad University, Babol, Iran


Based on the conducted interviews, the divorced or divorcing women suffer from dissatisfying sexual relationships with their husbands in the final years of the marital life. The present study has been carried out aiming at investigation of effective factors on women’s sexual disorders. The samples of this research were selected based on a purposive sampling method from among 40 divorced and divorce applicant women in the Iranian city of Shiraz. The research was accomplished via a constructivist approach using a qualitative method, Grounded Theory and the data were collected through an in-depth interview technique. In order to achieve the theoretical framework, the categories of high conflict-driven increased sexual dissatisfaction of couple, meta marriage relationships of husband, sexual aversion of wife and her non-attachment to her husband were identified via three phases of open, axial, and selective coding. By segregation and composition of three core components of the research in selective coding, the final category was obtained as “women’s sexual disorder” which may affect other categories as well.


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