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Many women reach
postmenopause without noticing a change in their
sexuality. You may find that the freedom from birth control and menstrual
periods increases your sexual interest and pleasure.
have physical symptoms, such as vaginal dryness and loss of vaginal muscle
tone, that require adjustments around the time of
menopause. If sexual intercourse is painful because of
Firm muscle tone will help prevent other problems, such as
the bulging (prolapse) of the bladder or rectum into the vagina. To help
maintain the muscle tone of the vagina:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerCarla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
Current as ofFebruary 25, 2016
Current as of:
February 25, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
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