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Connaissances et représentations de la vulve, impacts sur la santé sexuelle des femmes

Abstract : Objectives: The main goals of this study is to evaluate women’s knowlegde and vision of their vulva and if it can be linked to their sexual life. Methods: A multicentric, quantitative and descriptive study on 230 women over the age of majority with an anonymous survey has been realized. It was distributed in self-employed midwifes offices, maternities and gynecologists offices in Aix-Marseille area. Results: Half of the population has low levels of knowlegde concerning vulva´s anatomy. This study also shows a lot of wrong ideas generating incorrect functional knowledge and vulva´s representation. More than 50% of women in this study doesn’t think this subject is embarrassing or taboo. 75% of the women in this study are happy with their sexual life, but 45% also reveal experiencing vulval pain, mostly during sexual intercourse. 50% of all women in the study admit having already been exposed to violence, and half of them to sexual violence. Conclusion: There is a general misreading about anatomical and functional vulva’s knowledges. But it’s not linked with women’s sexual health.
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Cécile Indaco. Connaissances et représentations de la vulve, impacts sur la santé sexuelle des femmes. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2020. ⟨dumas-03003900⟩



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