Analysis of YouTube Videos on Initiating Postpartum Sexual Life


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Erkaya R., Kaşko Arıcı Y.

vol.9, no.4, pp.711-720, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.19127/mbsjohs.1360495
  • Page Numbers: pp.711-720
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objectives: The study aims to provide an evaluation of videos on YouTube regarding the "timing of initiating postpartum sexual intercourse" in terms of their view counts, like ratios, and presenters.

Methods: This is a descriptive research study. The study population consisted of 68 Turkish videos published on YouTube between August 21, 2023, and August 26, 2023, by searching the YouTube page with the keywords "timing of initiating postpartum sexual life." Of these videos, 9 were related to sexual desire/sexual dysfunction, 8 focused on vaginismus/painful sexual intercourse, 4 covered sexual intercourse during pregnancy, 6 discussed sexual intercourse after vaginoplasty, 6 addressed sexual intercourse after hysterectomy/menopause/kidney transplantation, 3 provided methods for revitalizing postpartum sexual life, and 4 contanined advertisements, all of which were excluded from the sample. Finhally, the sample of the study was determined as 28. Frequency and percentage distribution were used in the analysis of the data.

Results: This is a descriptive research study. The study population consisted of 68 Turkish videos published on YouTube between August 21, 2023, and August 26, 2023, by searching the YouTube page with the keywords "timing of initiating postpartum sexual life." Of these videos, 9 were related to sexual desire/sexual dysfunction, 8 focused on vaginismus/painful sexual intercourse, 4 covered sexual intercourse during pregnancy, 6 discussed sexual intercourse after vaginoplasty, 6 addressed sexual intercourse after hysterectomy/menopause/kidney transplantation, 3 provided methods for revitalizing postpartum sexual life, and 4 contanined advertisements, all off which were excluded from the sample. Finhally, the sample of the study was determined as 28. Frequency and percentage distribution were used in the analysis of the data.

Conclusion: Despite the relatively low number of YouTube videos on the subject of the study, the majority of them were presented by healthcare professionals, offering concise, well-received, and relevant content. It can be suggested that there is a need to increase online resources for sexual health education during the postpartum period.