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J Marital Fam Ther. 2018 Jan;44(1):73-89. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12248. Epub 2017 Jul 6.

Group Couples' Intervention to Improve Sexual Health Among Married Women in a Low-Income Community in Mumbai, India.

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1
Tata Institute for Social Sciences.
2
University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
3
University of Georgia School of Public Health.
4
Yale School of Public Health.
5
Tulane University.

Abstract

This article describes the design and implementation of a group couples' intervention focused on improving women's sexual health as a component of a multilevel community, clinical, and counseling intervention project conducted in association with a gynecological service in a municipal urban health center in a low-income community in Mumbai, India. The group couples' intervention involved four single-gender and two mixed-gender sessions designed to address the dynamics of the marital relationship and establish a more equitable spousal relationship as a means to improve women's sexual and marital health. Involvement of men presented a major challenge to couple's participation. For those couples that did participate, qualitative findings revealed significant changes in couple and family relations, sexual health knowledge, and emotional well-being.

PMID:
28683159
DOI:
10.1111/jmft.12248
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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