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Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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VARGAS-FANDINO, Ángela Johanna et al. Perception of menopause and sexuality among older women in two university hospitals in Bogota, Colombia, 2015. Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2016, vol.67, n.3, pp.197-206. ISSN 0034-7434.

Objective: To approach the question of how older women perceive menopause and to describe their experiences with sexuality during that stage of life, in women seen in two hospitals in Bogotá, Colombia. Materials and methods: Qualitative phenomeno- logical study. The study population included women with a diagnosis of menopause seen at Clínica Universidad de la Sabana (Chía) and the Samaritana University Hospital. The sample was structured using sampling based on convenience and size, defined by means of the information saturation criterion. Information was collected using the in-depth interview technique, and the data were analysed using a content analysis. Results: Five categories emerged: "Perception of menopause," "Menopause-induced changes," "Changes in sexual life after menopause," "Sexuality in menopause," and "Medical support in dealing with menopause". Conclusions: Menopause brings with it new meanings for sexuality and the start of a new form of building the relationship between the couple. Women need the support of theirs partners, families and the healthcare staff.

Keywords : Menopause; sexuality; experiences; women; qualitative research.

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