Below is a list of research articles and reports related to sexual health that have been vetted by our research subcommittee. Please click on the links below for additional information including abstracts and in some cases full-length articles.

  1. Giallo, R., Pilkington, P., McDonald, E., Gartland, D., Woolhouse, H., & Brown, S. (2017). Physical, sexual and social health factors associated with the trajectories of maternal depressive symptoms from pregnancy to 4 years postpartumSocial psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology52(7), 815-828.
  2. Zielinski, R., Low, L. K., Smith, A. R., & Miller, J. M. (2017). Body after baby: a pilot survey of genital body image and sexual esteem following vaginal birthInternational journal of women's health9, 189.
  3. Patel, A., Sharma, P., & Kumar, P. (2018). "In Cycles of Dreams, Despair, and Desperation:" Research Perspectives on Infertility Specific Distress in Patients Undergoing Fertility Treatments. Journal of human reproductive sciences11(4), 320–328. doi:10.4103/jhrs.JHRS_42_18
  4. Jaworski, M., Panczyk, M., Królewicz, I., Belowska, J., Krasuski, T., & Gotlib, J. (2019). Partner's support during pregnancy as the mediator of women's sexual satisfaction after childbirth. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 1-15.
  5. DeJudicibus, M. A., & Mccabe, M. P. (2002). Psychological factors and the sexuality of pregnant and postpartum women. Journal of Sex Research, 39(2), 94–103. doi: 10.1080/00224490209552128
  6. Leeman, L. M., & Rogers, R. G. (2012). Sex After Childbirth. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 119(3), 647–655. doi: 10.1097/aog.0b013e3182479611
  7. Moel, J. E., Buttner, M. M., O’Hara, M. W., Stuart, S., & Gorman, L. (2010). Sexual function in the postpartum period: effects of maternal depression and interpersonal psychotherapy treatment. Archives of Womens Mental Health, 13(6), 495–504. doi: 10.1007/s00737-010-0168-0
  8. Andreucci, C. B., Bussadori, J. C., Pacagnella, R. C., Chou, D., Filippi, V., Say, L., & Cecatti, J. G. (2015). Sexual life and dysfunction after maternal morbidity: a systematic reviewBMC pregnancy and childbirth15(1), 307.
  9. Barbara, G., Pifarotti, P., Facchin, F., Cortinovis, I., Dridi, D., Ronchetti, C., ... & Vercellini, P. (2016). Impact of mode of delivery on female postpartum sexual functioning: spontaneous vaginal delivery and operative vaginal delivery vs cesarean section. The journal of sexual medicine13(3), 393-401.
  10. Clayton, A., Keller, A., & McGarvey, E. L. (2006). Burden of phase-specific sexual dysfunction with SSRIsJournal of affective disorders91(1), 27-32.
  11. Fortuna, L. R., Noroña, C. R., Porche, M. V., Tillman, C., Patil, P. A., Wang, Y., ... & Alegria, M. (2019). Trauma, immigration, and sexual health among Latina women: Implications for maternal–child well‐being and reproductive justice. Infant mental health journal.
  12. Fodstad, K., Staff, A. C., & Laine, K. (2016). Sexual activity and dyspareunia the first year postpartum in relation to degree of perineal trauma. International urogynecology journal27(10), 1513-1523.
  13. Hodgson, B., Kukkonen, T. M., Binik, Y. M., & Carrier, S. (2016). Using the dual control model to investigate the relationship between mood, genital, and self-reported sexual arousal in men and women. The Journal of Sex Research53(8), 979-993.