When the menopause hits, so can a variety of sexual problems. But don’t despair, there are solutions.
'So many women suffer in silence because they are embarrassed to speak to their GP.' Dr Sarah Jarvis
Sex can become less enjoyable for some women after the menopause. The natural decline in oestrogen levels can make it uncomfortable. Some women also find their interest in sex declines, and the body changes that happen with ageing don’t help. Dry skin, sagging breasts and middle-age spread can erode self-esteem.
A survey suggests that 84% of menopausal women find sex painful. In the survey, nearly 70% said their relationships had suffered as a result.
Women’s health expert and GP, Dr Sarah Jarvis, says women should overcome their shyness and seek help. "It always seems sad to me that so many women suffer in silence with common menopausal symptoms such as ...