Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
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VALDES RODRIGUEZ, Yojany del Carmen; OTANO FABELO, Yusimi; PENA REMIGIO, Alejandrina y CARRENO CUADOR, Jenry. Reflections about Climacteric and Menopause. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2005, vol.9, n.2, pp. 32-41. ISSN 1561-3194.
Nowadays it is known menopause is a physiological condition of another natural change in women, it is a stage of chronic deficiency which can last even 20 years, that was why a longitudinal and descriptive research on the topic was carried out. Out of 113 women a sample composed by women between the ages 45 and 55 (67.8 %) was analyzed. All women belonged to Doctor's Office (No. 197) at Hermanos Cruz Outpatient Clinic in Pinar del Río Municipality during the months of January - July 2003. To achieve the purposes the necessary report was developed and a survey was conducted where the variables assessed were: concepts of climacteric and menopause, clinical manifestations presented, sources of information, among others. Data were processed following a percentage analysis and recorded in arithmetical charts. Sexual intercourse was mainly affected due to the decrease of libido; sources of information were mass media (radio and television) nurse and doctors, the majority of patients considered necessary to publicize the topic and others. At the end of the survey a series of recommendations was offered to women with the aim or turning this stage more pleasant and tolerable.
Palabras llave : CLIMATERIC; MENOPAUSE; PROMOTION.