When the ovaries are no longer producing enough estrogen for a regular cycle Occurs between the ages of 40-65 The average age is 51 If a women smokes she is more likely to experience it sooner
The inability to conceive › Primary infertility: when a couple has not become pregnant after at least one year of unprotected sex › Secondary infertility: when a couple have been pregnant once but never again Some causes: › Tumors, diabetes, eating disorders, poor nutrition, drinking too much alcohol and more.
Pain during intercourse › Due to structural problems or psychological concerns. Symptoms: › Pain with every penetration, burning or aching pain and new pain after pain-free intercourse Treatment: › Medications: a flexible ring that releases a small amount of estrogen directly to your vagina › Therapy: Desensitization therapy, counseling or sex therapy.
Difficulty becoming sexually aroused, or not at all Causes: › Religious views thinking sex is sinful, no attraction to partner, traumatic event, drug use, would rather masturbate or nervous system disease.
“Our Bodies, Ourselves” The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhe alth/PMH0002678/ http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pain ful-intercourse/DS01044 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhe alth/PMH0002173/