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Enfermería Global

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SANCHEZ IZQUIERDO, Melodie  and  HERNANDEZ GARCIA, Emilio. Climacterium and sexuality. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.40, pp.76-85. ISSN 1695-6141.

Objective: To study the impact that climacterium causes in the sexual life of the women resident in Mérida and to identify what sexual changes take place. Methodology: A descriptive and retrospective study was prepared with 102 menopausal women, aged from 45 to 59. Results: The measurements more affected before menopause were sexual desire, vaginal lubrication and sexual satisfaction. 65.6% of those polled women showed alteration in their sexual function after menopause. 33% of women stated that they do not have any difficulty in their sexuality while 22.5% tagged dissatisfaction with body changes as the cause of their difficulties. Conclusion: Mainly menopause has had a negative impact on the sexuality of the women studied. Nursing professionals should be aware and deal with this issue from the scope of their competences.

Keywords : Quality of life; Climacterium; Sexual dysfunction; Menopause; Sexuality.

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