Women over age 50 are having sex — and developing STIs — at a higher rate than commonly believed. The notion that women lose interest in sexual activity after menopause has collapsed under scientific scrutiny. Of those who were dissatisfied, more than half said they would prefer having sex more often. Many smaller studies corroborate the WHI results. All in all, it's become clear that older women are more sexually active than is commonly believed. These findings probably come as little surprise to older women themselves.
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Female sexual problems - NHS
Back to Sexual health. Many women have problems with sex at some stage in their life. To identify the reasons behind sexual dysfunction, both physical and psychological factors have to be considered, including a woman's relationship with her partner. Libido can also fall if a woman's natural testosterone levels drop. Testosterone is produced in the ovaries and adrenal glands, so levels can drop if these are removed or they're not functioning properly. Find out more about orgasms.
A woman’s sex life
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The use of both oral and topical intravaginal hormone replacement therapy solves the problem quickly and almost completely. Dyspareunia usually occurs in menopausal women, and one in three women between the ages of 40 and 64 suffer from HSDD. From a clinical standpoint, the two major problems women face in terms of sexual activity are mainly a low sex drive hypoactive sexual desire disorder or HSDD and pain during sexual intercourse also called dyspareunia 1. Dyspareunia usually occurs in menopausal women as a result of the atrophy of the genitourinary system caused by the end of the supply of female sex hormones it used to receive.