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Menopause Health Center

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10 Questions for Your Doctor About Sex and Menopause

WebMD Medical Reference

1. When can I stop worrying about getting pregnant?

2. What kind of birth control is best for me during perimenopause (the time leading up to menopause)?

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Understanding Menopause -- Symptoms

Not all women experience symptoms prior to or following menopause, which is defined as the time when a woman has naturally ceased having menstrual periods for one year. If menopausal symptoms occur, they may include hot flashes, night sweats, pain during intercourse due to vaginal dryness, and increased anxiety or irritability.

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3. How might my sex drive change as I approach menopause?

4. I'm not in the mood for sex as much as I used to be. Is it because I’m going through menopause, or could it be something else?

5. What can I do to get my sex drive back?

6. What can hormone replacement therapy do for my sex life? What are the risks?

7. What do I do about dryness and pain during sex?

8. Will I still need Pap smears after menopause?

9. My partner and I are having problems that we didn't have before. Should we see a counselor, and how can we find one?

10. Is the saying, "Use it or lose it?" really true for sex after menopause?

Reviewed on October 13, 2015

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