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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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MARTINEZ CAMILO, Valentín  and  PAZ ARANDA, Patricia. Study of sexuality in women in the climacteric period. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2005, vol.31, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3062.

It was stated in this article that climaterium is defined in the female population as the shift from reproductive phase to lack of reproduction, which lasts approximately up to the age of 60 years. Therefore, there comes a time when sexuality in women is lowered partly due to endocrine changes, but mainly to social-cultural factors that determine it. The objective of this paper was to identify the biological, psychological and social inconveniences that daily life brings to the woman with respect to sexuality. To this end, a prospective study was carried out in a sample of 280 women seen at the climateric service department of the teaching gynecological-obstetric hospital located in Guanabacoa municipality. Waning sexual desire, misunderstanding on the part of the family, few sexual intercourses, low self-esteem and psychological violence were the factors in everyday life that affected these climateric women the most.

Keywords : female climaterium; biological; psychological and social aspects.

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