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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Sexuality After Menopause: Ethnographic Study in a Brazilian Hospital School
Author: Feltrin, RB
Velho, L
Abstract: The present study intends to understand the experience of sexuality after menopause among a group of women, through their life experiences, considering the construction of meanings attributed to this phase by doctors and patients in the gynaecologist's office environment. The issues involving menopausal female sexuality such as low libido and decreased sexual pleasure are associated to oestrogen levels plunges by doctors, frequently described as 'symptoms', during the research. During the gynaecological visits, women's perceptions about sexuality during menopause can go through a process of construction/reconstruction and negotiation. It changes the way women perceive the stage, leading to deep consequences in the way women experience the phenomena in their own body. The analysis is based on ethnographic material collected between September 2009 and October 2010 in a Brazilian university hospital. It includes interviews with women attending the Menopause Outpatient Facility and their doctors (gynaecology residents and medicine undergraduate students), observations during gynaecological visits and the group meeting follow-up, responsible to provide psychological assistance at the women's clinic.
Subject: Sexuality
Menopause
Scientific knowledge
Woman body
Medicalization
Country: EUA
Editor: Springer
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s13178-013-0133-6
Date Issue: 2014
Appears in Collections:Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp

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