"Treat the disease, you win some, you lose some. Treat the patient, you always win."
~Patch Adams~

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Middle-aged Americans unhappy about sex

The results of this study as described in the TheStarOnline.com are pretty typical of what I am hearing from a lot of my readers --- sexual dysfunction and problems are very common in women of peri/menopausal age. Some of it is hormonal and the physical changes that come with it, some of it is psychosocial (married a long time, empty nest syndrome, exhaustion from caring for aging parents are just a few examples), but it is a growing concern. I have detailed in earlier posts how few women are willing to talk with their doctors about vaginal dryness and other urogenital problems, and of course this lack of communication makes finding a solution even more difficult. Ladies, if you feel you cannot talk to your healthcare practitioner about sexual issues, it may be time to start looking for a new practitioner who is more responsive to your needs. Have a great day, everyone!

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