Cuando el coito produce dolor: Una exploración de la sexualidad femenina en el noroeste de México

Translated title of the contribution: When coitus produce pain: An exploration of female sexuality in northwest Mexico

Hilda García-Pérez, Sioban D. Harlow

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the prevalence of dyspareunia among women aged 25-54 and its associated risk factors. Material and methods: A cross-sectional population-based study was carried out in the city of Hermosillo, Sonora and data from 1 183 sexually active women were analyzed. A multiple logistic regression was computed to analyze the association between dyspareunia and sociodemographic characteristics, medical conditions and sexual violence. Results: The 12-month prevalence of dyspareunia was estimated to be 12.3% (95% CI 10.5, 14.4). After adjustment for working conditions, dyspareunia was associated with younger ages (25-34 years), history of sexually transmitted diseases/pelvic inflammatory disease, chronic urinary tract infections, colitis and history of sexual violence. Conclusion: Increased attention to this condition by reproductive health programs and primary care services is urgently needed in Mexico.

Translated title of the contributionWhen coitus produce pain: An exploration of female sexuality in northwest Mexico
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)148-155
Number of pages8
JournalSalud Publica de Mexico
Volume52
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Dyspareunia
  • Health
  • Mexico
  • Sexual intercourse
  • Sexuality
  • Women's sexual violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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