Effect of Fennel vaginal cream on dysparonia and sexual satisfaction among postmenopausal women: A double-blind randomized controlled trial

Najar, Shahnaz and Yaralizadeh, Masomeh and Abedi, Parvin and Namjooyan, Foroogh and Malehi, omol (2015) Effect of Fennel vaginal cream on dysparonia and sexual satisfaction among postmenopausal women: A double-blind randomized controlled trial. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 18 (171). pp. 8-16.

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Abstract

Introduction: In menopause, decreased estrogen and androgen physiologically levels leads to decrease in blood flow to the vulva and vagina, and thus reducing sexual desire and arousal. Vaginal dryness can decrease sensory threshold of genital area, dyspareunia and reduced libido. The satisfaction in sexual relationship has an important role in mental health of people.This study was performed with aim to evaluate the effect of fennel vaginal cream on dyspareunia and sexual satisfaction among postmenopausal women. Methods: This randomized, double-blind controlled trial was performed on 60 postmenopausal women referred to No 1 Eastern health center in Ahvaz with aim to evaluate the effect of fennel vaginal cream on sexual satisfaction in 2014. Sixty postmenopausal women with diagnosis of vaginal atrophy were randomly divided into two 30 cases groups to receive fennel vaginal cream 5 and placebo for 8 weeks. The sexual satisfaction was measured using Larson Questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS software (version 22), and paired t-test, independent t-test, Chi-square, Mann-Whitney and GEE. PResults: After the intervention, sexual satisfaction was significantly improved in fennel vaginal cream group than placebo group (P<0.001), and a significant reduction in dysparonia was observed in fennel vaginal cream (P<0.05). Conclusion: The results of the study showed that use of fennel vaginal cream was effective in reducing dysparonia and increasing sexual satisfaction.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 17:30
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 17:30
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3004

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