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Table 1 GSM knowledge survey and responses given by women surveyed

From: Women's knowledge about the genitourinary syndrome of menopause: adherence to its treatments in the COVID-19 era in a sample of them: COMEM-GSM study

  n % of total respondents (n = 2355) (%)
Which symptoms are associated with menopause?   
None 14 0.6
Decreased sexual desire 1054 44.8
Vaginal dryness 1749 74.3
Pain during intercourse 822 34.9
Vaginal itchiness 298 12.6
Vulvar itchiness 876 37.2
DK 28 1.2
Which conditions are associated with menopause?   
None 99 4.2
Sexual dysfunction 682 29.0
Vaginal atrophy 1766 75.0
Urinary infections 250 10.6
Urinary incontinence 1272 54
DK 88 3.7
How does menopause affect sexuality?   
No effects 306 13.0
Decreased sexual desire 1530 65.0
Decreased frequency of sexual activity 646 27.4
DK 186 7.9
Which of these treatments do you know of for improving vaginal atrophy?   
Vaginal lubricants 1640 69.6
Vibrators 108 4.6
Laser therapy 73 3.1
Hydrating Creams 558 23.7
Estrogen creams 605 25.7
Sexual intercourse 353 15.0
Hyaluronic acid 172 7.3
DK 443 18.8
Do you talk to your gynecologist about sexuality?   
Yes 703 29.9
No 1564 66.4
DK 87 3.7
If no, indicate the reason(s)   
Mistrust 49 2.1
Embarrassment 254 10.8
He/she has never asked me 893 57.1
Lack of consultation time 286 18.2
I do not attend this type of clinic 374 24.0
I do not think it is important to him/her 214 9.1
  1. DK Don’t know