Sexual Function and Factors Affecting Menopause: A Systematic Review.

Heidari, Mohammad and Ghodusi, Mansureh and Rezaei, Parvin and Kabirian Abyaneh, Shokouh and Heidari Sureshjani, Ehsan and Ali Sheikhi, Rahim. (2019) Sexual Function and Factors Affecting Menopause: A Systematic Review. Journal of Menopausal Medicine. ISSN 2288-6478

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The purpose of this review study is to evaluate sexual function and its effective factors in menopause. A systematic review was conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. The key words of "menopause," "postmenopause," "postmenopausal," "premenopause," "pre-menopausal period," "sexual function," "sexual health," "sexuality," "sexual and gender disorders," "sexual development," "sexual dysfunction," "sexual disorders," "sexual behavior and "sexual activity" were used in combination with the Boolean operators OR and AND. After reviewing the selected articles, 27 papers were selected based on the criteria for entering the study and the goals set. The results of the reviewed articles showed that, in the physical domain, the factors affecting sexual function can be mentioned, age, hormonal changes, medical problems and reproductive history. Sexual disorders in menopause can be affected by some of the individual and social characteristics and psychological problems. Considering the fact that many psychological and social injuries occur in this period following sexual disorders; therefore, policies and programs for improving the quality of life of women in menopause should be aimed at eliminating sexual dysfunction, correcting attitudes and negative emotions and help to women for more comfortable in menopause. KEYWORDS: Menopause; Sexual behavior; Sexual dysfunctions; Sexual health

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Community-Oriented Nursing Midwifery Research Center
Depositing User: marzieye nazari .
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2019 04:19
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 03:30

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