Sexual life of women in the climacterium: A community-based study


Andac T., Aslan E.

HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL, vol.38, no.12, pp.1344-1355, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07399332.2017.1352588
  • Title of Journal : HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1344-1355

Abstract

Our purpose of conducting this community-based study was to determine sexual functions of women in climacterium and effects of menopausal symptoms on sexual functions. It was descriptive, cross-sectional, and community-based. The study sample consisted of 282 climacteric women. Menopause Rating Scale (MRS), Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), and Sexual Satisfaction Scale for Women (SSS-W) were used for data collection. The total score was 13.42 +/- 8.82 for MRS, 18.73 +/- 9.79 for FSFI, and 82.56 +/- 18.07 for SSS-W. Seventy-nine-point four percent of the women had sexual dysfunction. While complaints typical of the climacteric period increased, sexual functions and satisfaction decreased.