Educated teenager – educated mother – educated grandmother

Educated teenager – educated mother – educated grandmother

O. Casian-Botez, L. Coca, D.S. Tomosoiu, C. Boeru

Elena Doamna, Women’s Wellness Center, Iasi, Romania

Aim: Medical information proves useful not only during women’s

sexually active period, but also at menopause. The present paper analyses the

existing correlations between the level of medical information and the tendency

to address a menopause service.

Tools and method: The questionnaire we used had two parts: the former

was a quantitative approach to the person’s medical education at various

stages of her life (adolescence, sexual activity, menopause) while the latter

covered the person’s tendency to address specialised menopause services. Among

the patients who accepted to take the survey we selected 196 females aged 45 to

57. We noticed that those with a high level of medical information at menopause

and an increased tendency to address specialised services had received some kind

of contraceptive education as teenagers (17.34%). 18.36 % never addressed a

menopause service; this category includes those with insufficient education both

during their sexually active period and at menopause and no education whatsoever

as teenagers.48.46 % did not address a specialised menopause service although

they disposed of a satisfactory level of medical information; this education

however dates from the sexual activity period. These women had been provided

with no information during their adolescence.

Conclusion: The results of our survey prove that raising contraceptive

awareness among women at the early stages of their sexual life (that is at

adolescence) will have favourable repercussions on the later stages of their

life. Informed teenagers thus tend to become informed menopause women, that

regularly address their specialised menopause service.

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