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Original Article
Year : 2020   |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 108-113

Comparison of knowledge regarding psychological and hormonal changes about menopause between urban and rural women

Objective: The objective of the study was to compare the awareness regarding mental and hormonal changes about menopause as well as quality of life in women residing in selected urban and rural communities. Materials and Methods: Prospective comparative study on knowledge regarding psychological symptoms and hormonal changes about menopause between urban and rural women. Results: During the study period, a total number of 154 menopausal women fulfilling the study criteria were enrolled into the study. Analysis of the demographic profile of the patients enrolled into the study revealed that out of 154 menopausal women, majority of the menopausal women, 50 (32.5%) were of age group 45–50 years. Further analysis of different types of menopause in the women recruited for the present study revealed that more number of the women, 83 (53.9%) women had natural menopause followed by 41 (26.6%) women had surgical menopause and very less number of women 30 (19.5%) had premature menopause. Conclusion: There is great controversy on sexual function and its influencing factors in the literature. Some postmenopausal women consider the menopausal period as the best time of their lives in terms of sexuality. Each woman reacts differently to different symptoms. Symptoms may be minor or severe.
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