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Table 3 Association between psychosexual problems and emotional reactions of both men and women to infertility

From: Emotional reaction to diagnosis of infertility in Kuwait and successful clients' perception of nurses' role during treatment

  Women Men P value   
Emotional/psychosexual problems N = 268 % N = 268 %  
Anxiety 34 12.7 16 6.0 0.012*
Depression 14 5.2 40 14.9 0.001*
Anxiety + Depression 10 3.7 9 3.4 1
Reduced libido 18 6.7 80 29.9 0.001*
Anxiety + Reduced libido 5 1.9 11 4.1 0.001*
Depression + Reduced libido 4 1.5 9 3.4 0.261*
Premature ejaculation - - 40 14.9 -
Weak/impaired ejaculation - - 14 5.2 -
Impotence: - - 21 7.9 -
Transient - - 13 4.9 -
Persistent - - 8 3.0 -
Menstrual Problems: 77 28.7 - - -
Oligomenorrhea 48 17.9 - - -
Menorrhagia 17 6.3 - - -
Metrorrhagia 12 4.5 - - -
  1. * = p < 0.5