Persepsi Ibu Menopause terhadap Aktivitas Seksualitas pada Masa Menopause di Desa Jagalan Kecamatan Tawangmangu Karanganyar
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Menopause will occur in every woman. Some women menopause in Tawangmangu said that sexual activities in menopausal age were not important thing because they felt that they were older people and the activities were not a principal thing. This erroneous assumption about sexual activity in menopause age may cause anxiety. Purpose of the research is to know perceptions of women about sexual activities that include understanding, cause, difficulty and barrier, sexual perception, feeling, sexual myth, understanding of sexual activities, effect of menopause on sexual activities. The research uses a qualitative method with phenomenology approach. Object of the research is menopausal-aged women. The research on sexual activities of menopausal-aged women was performed in 12 April – 12 May in Jagalan Village of Tawangmangu. Data was collected by using in-depth interview, directed group discussion by using MP4 instrument to record the discussion that helped by an assistant of the researcher. Data analysis technique is content analysis by categorizing verbal data for classification, conclusion drawing and tabulation.The understanding of menopause according to menopausal-aged women was the cease of menstrual blood. Causes of decreases sexual activities were older age and pain. Difficulty in performing sexual activities was due to a fear feeling and pain. Most respondents believed in a myth that sexual activity in menopausal age is not important thing.Based on in-depth interview and directed group discussion, it can be concluded that 75% and 80% of the respondents said sexual activity was not important thing and they felt anxious and afraid of doing it because of older age, pain and it is not a principal thing.