Table 3: Perimenopausal women’s perception and practice of coitus.

Attitude towards coitus
 Interested in having sex21 (6.0)
 No interest in sex247 (72.0)
 Indifferent to sex75 (21.9)

Frequency of coitus in the past year
 Decreased173 (49.1)
 Increased15 (4.3)
 No change85 (24.1)
 None in one year67 (19.0)

Last sexual exposure
 Within 1 week110 (32.5)
 1–4 weeks66 (19.5)
 1–6 months48 (14.2)
 >6 months114 (33.7)

Perceived effect of reduced coital activity on partner
 No effect noticed94 (26.7)
 Indifference (partner is not interested)50 (14.2)
 Causes quarrels42 (11.9)
 Partner is resigned32 (9.1)
 He understands2 (0.6)