Sexual health concerns may be one of those “things” we choose to keep to ourselves. However treatment options can be available…

Arousal and Orgasm Issues

After menopause, how common is difficulty “getting lubricated, getting turned on and having orgasms”?

 “Really, really common”. The NAM’s Video Series-2019 includes the video Treatment Options for Arousal and Orgasm Issues:

“In this latest video, Treatment Options for Arousal and Orgasm Issues, Dr. Shapiro interviews Dr. Susan Kellogg Spadt, director of Female Sexual Medicine, Center for Pelvic Medicine, at Drexel University College of Medicine; professor of Human Sexuality at Widener University; assistant professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; and clinical associate faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania”.

Discussing Sex

I feel embarrassed discussing sex. What do I say?

In Have Questions About Sex? Ask Your Doctor the (United States) Mayo Clinic explain:

“Your health has a big impact on your sex life and vice versa. Don’t be embarrassed about discussing sex with your doctor. Your doctor can be a reliable source of information on sexual health. He or she can help you manage chronic conditions and medicat/ions that affect your sex life. Your doctor can help you understand how sexual activity may change throughout your life”.

The same Videos Series-2019, also includes the video Talking To Your Clinician About Sexual Health Concerns:


What treatments are available for women?

Menopause FAQs: Sexual Health ConcernsOn page five in the International Menopause Society’s (IMS) patient information leaflet Sexual Wellbeing After Menopause: Physical Wellbeing – Treatments Available published for World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2018, available in multiply languages, the IMS note:

“There are various treatments available for women with sexual difficulties, but the effectiveness of treatments varies between women. It is important to seek advice, because without some form of treatment, symptoms are unlikely to diminish or go away on their own”.

Menopause FAQs

Where may I find more menopause FAQs?

Menopause FAQs: Sexual Health ConcernsIn Menopause FAQs: Expert Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Menopause you may find Menopause FAQS: Your Health After Menopause where the NAMS explain:

“You’ve gone more than a year without a period and are considered to be postmenopausal. In these years, women may begin to feel the effects of normal aging but also still may be affected by the hormone changes that came with menopause. Our experts answer your questions and will help you to figure out whether the physical changes you are experiencing are normal and suggest coping strategies”.

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Last Updated: 27 May 2019 – Last Revised: 27 May 2019
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