Influences of climacteric in female sexual activity

  • Anthonio Alisancharles Batista de Almeida
  • Cecília Danielle Bezerra Oliveira
  • Fabiana Ferraz Queiroga Freitas
  • Karolliny Abrantes de Sousa
  • Maria Tibéria da Silva Carolino
  • Rosimery Cruz de Oliveira Dantas
Keywords: Sexual Behavior, Quality of Life, Climacteric.

Abstract

Objective: to identify complaints of sexual function related to climacteric symptoms among women in climacteric age. Methods: descriptive study. A sample of 330 women aged from 35 to 65 years old, with three previous Pap tests. We used a questionnaire developed by the researchers. A descriptive statistical analysis was performed having the central tendency of proportion and measure the average as a parameter. Results: it was evidenced that 50% were between 35-45 years, 73% were sexually active, 59.4% had decreased libido, and 58.5% reported dyspareunia. Conclusion: it is necessary that the health services and professionals are aware of the influence of climacteric on women’s health to develop strategies aimed at quality of life.
Published
2016-06-05
Section
Research Article