Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038
GUIBERT REYES, Wilfredo; PRENDES LABRADA, Marianela y PORTUONDO VICENTE, Orquídea. Factores asociados con la aparición de disfunciones sexuales en una población femenina. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 1998, vol.14, n.1, pp. 15-21. ISSN 1561-3038.
An explanatory study was conducted to determine the frequency of sexual dysfunctions and some of the biological, psychosocial, cultural and environmental factors associated with the appearance of these disorders from August, 1993, to August, 1994, in Alamar. The sample was composed of 48 women over 15, a case-base study consisting of 24 women, and the same number of controls. A survey with 30 questions was applied and the results were shown in 5 tables. Percentage was calculated to estimate the frequency and odds ratio with a confidence interval at 95 % so as to assess the force of association among the variables. It was found that the most frequent female sexual dysfunctions are the inhibited sexual desire and the anorgasmy, and that drug taking, the absence of physical health, the defficient communication with their partners, the little sexual desire, and the lack of sexual education are risk factors which are strongly associated with the appearance of sexual dysfunctions among our women and have a causal relationship with them. It is stressed that the environmental factors are not connected with the appearance of sexual dysfunctions
Palabras llave : PSYCHOSEXUAL DYSFUNCTIONS [epidemiology]; RISK FACTORS; BIOLOGICAL FACTORS; SOCIAL CONDITIONS; ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH; SOCIOECONIMIC FACTORS; WOMEN; PRIMARY HEALTH CARE; PHYSICIANS; FAMILY.