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Table 2 The respondents' attitudes towards some statements about climacteric and hormones used during climacteric and postmenopause,

From: Menopause status and attitudes in a Turkish midlife female population: an epidemiological study

The respondents' attitudes and misconceptions towards menopause (Alpha coefficient: 0.782) Disagree
N(%)
Neither agree
nor disagree
n(%)
Agree
n(%)
Negative features    
It is the end of youth 92(5.9) 53(3.4) 1406(90.7)
It is the end of life 1498(96.6) 16(1.0) 37(2.4)
It is the beginning of getting older 112(7.2) 109(7.0) 1330(85.8)
It is the end of fecundity 28(1.8) 9(0.6) 1514(97.6)
The divorce rate could increase in this period 744(48.0) 310(20.0) 497(32.0)
I cannot endure problems from child or spouse in this period 797(51.4) 280(18.1) 474(30.6)
It is the end of uncleanness days 34(2.2) 22(1.4) 1495(96.4)
It is the beginning of distress 966(62.3) 158(10.2) 427(27.5)
It is a period for cuckolding 981(63.2) 239(15.4) 331(21.3)
Positive attitudes    
I will not be obliged to use sanitary pads 78(5.0) 50(3.2) 1423(91.7)
I will experience no distress such as irregular menses 88(5.7) 84(5.4) 1379(88.9)
I will not be in need of using birth control methods 57(3.7) 53(3.4) 1441(92.9)
I will be at no risk for getting pregnant 82(5.3) 141(9.1) 1328(85.6)
Woman feels herself to be in the prime of life 61(3.9) 103(6.6) 1387(89.4)
It is a period that must be experienced 155(10.0) 56(3.6) 1340(86.4)
Opinions    
It is not necessary to consult a doctor for treatment in this period 795(51.3) 260(16.8) 496(32.0)
Hormones should be given to all menopausal women 895(57.7) 206(13.3) 450(29.0)
Hormones should be given to all women having menopausal symptoms 114(7.4) 56(3.6) 1381(89.0)
Misconceptions    
It is a punishment that God gave to women 1074(69.2) 128(8.3) 349(22.5)
It is a reward that God gave to women for stopping dirtiness days 1074(69.2) 128(8.3) 349(22.5)