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Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Function: A Systematic Review

(2021) Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Function: A Systematic Review. Prehospital and disaster medicine. pp. 593-598. ISSN 1945-1938 (Electronic) 1049-023X (Linking)

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/34311800

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), or coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has affected many people in the world and has impacted the physical, social, and mental health of the world population. One of these psychological consequences is intimate partner violence affecting sexual health. METHODS: This study was performed as a systematic review on the effect of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on sexual function and domestic violence in the world. Accordingly, all English-language studies conducted from the beginning of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic to the end of 2020 were extracted by searching in the Scopus, Web of Science, PubMed (including Medline), Cochrane Library, and Science Direct databases and then reviewed. The quality of the articles was assessed using the STROBE checklist. RESULTS: A total of 11 studies were included in the systematic review. Accordingly, domestic violence during the exposure to COVID-19 had increased. Moreover, the mean scores of sexual function and its components had reduced at the time of exposure to the pandemic compared to before. CONCLUSION: Given the potential long-term effects of the coronavirus crisis and the large population being affected by this disease, strategies to promote sexual health and fertility of families to prevent or further reduce violence and sexual functions should be chosen.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Covid-19 intimate partner violence pandemic sexual function systematic review
Page Range: pp. 593-598
Journal or Publication Title: Prehospital and disaster medicine
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 36
Number: 5
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X21000789
ISSN: 1945-1938 (Electronic) 1049-023X (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.dums.ac.ir/id/eprint/827

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