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Comparison of the effect of licorice vaginal cream and estrogen vaginal cream on sexual function of postmenopausal women: An RCT

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(2022) Comparison of the effect of licorice vaginal cream and estrogen vaginal cream on sexual function of postmenopausal women: An RCT. International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine. pp. 963-972. ISSN 2476-4108 (Print) 2476-3772 (Electronic) 2476-3772 (Linking)

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/36618834

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Menopause is a stage in woman's life that some women experience in middle age and some at a younger age (premature menopause). Low levels of ovarian hormones, during menopause can lead to various complications. Menopause is one of the factors that can affect a woman's sexual function. OBJECTIVE: The present study was conducted to compare the effect of licorice vaginal cream and estrogen vaginal cream on the sexual function of postmenopausal women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial study, 82 postmenopausal women who were referred to health centers in Ilam, Iran from July to November 2020 were randomly divided into 2 groups (n = 41/each). One group was given estrogen vaginal cream 2, and the other vaginal licorice cream 2. Participants used the 2 medications for 14-day periods each. We used the finite randomization method. Data collection questionnaires, including a demographic information questionnaire before treatment and a female sexual function index questionnaire were completed before, one month after the medication, and 2 months after using the medication. RESULTS: The mean score of sexual function in the licorice group was 17.86 +/- 4.37 and increased to 20.31 +/- 4.63 at the end of the study. The mean score of sexual function in the estrogen group was 17.14 +/- 3.99 and increased to 22.97 +/- 5.09 at the end of the study (p = 0.015). CONCLUSION: The effect of estrogen vaginal cream on the sexual function of postmenopausal women was greater than licorice vaginal cream.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Ahmadizad, P.UNSPECIFIED
Shohani, M.UNSPECIFIED
Direkvand Moghadam, A.UNSPECIFIED
Jalilian, A.UNSPECIFIED
Sayadi, H.UNSPECIFIED
Abbasi, N.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Estrogens. Glycyrrhiza Post menopause Vagina publication of this paper.
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Page Range: pp. 963-972
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 20
Number: 11
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.18502/ijrm.v20i11.12364
ISSN: 2476-4108 (Print) 2476-3772 (Electronic) 2476-3772 (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/4269

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