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How are sexual problems during menopause treated?

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If the sexual problem is caused by a medical or physical problem, your doctor will suggest an appropriate treatment plan. This will vary, of course, depending on the nature of the problem.

Effective therapies include:

The plan may include medication, lifestyle changes, or surgery. Your doctor may recommend counseling, even if the problem is physical.

  • Vaginal lubricants
  • Topical estrogen
  • Clitoral therapy devices
  • Medications

From: Menopause and Sexual Problems WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), May 2012. Women's Health Initiative study. News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 10, 2018

SOURCES: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), May 2012. Women's Health Initiative study. News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 10, 2018

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