A new study identified the determinants that influence a woman’s risk of sexual dysfunction and sought to determine the effectiveness of hormone therapy in reducing that risk and modifying sexual behavior. The study results are published online in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
Sexual dysfunction often accompanies the transition to menopause. However, not all women experience it the same.Although hot flashes are easily classified as the most common symptom of menopause, the transition is often accompanied by other problems, including changes that affect libido, sexual satisfaction, and behavior. sex of a woman.
Because hormone therapy is the most effective treatment option for helping women manage symptoms of menopause, it has been the focus of a new study designed to determine why some women experience more sexual dysfunction than others. The study involving more than 200 women between the ages of 45 and 55 found that women with secondary and higher education and more lifelong sexual partners were less likely to experience sexual dysfunction. In contrast, women with more anxious behaviors during sexual activity and those with more severe menopausal symptoms were more at risk for sexual dysfunction.
Hormone therapy has not been found to mitigate the risk of sexual dysfunction, nor has it played an important role in determining sexual behaviors. However, women who use hormone therapy typically have a higher body esteem during sexual activities; better sexual function in all domains, except desire / interest; better quality of relationships; and fewer sexual complaints (other than arousal problems) than those women who don’t.
Of importance in helping maintain a woman’s sexual function were positive sexual experiences, attitudes towards sex, body image, and relationship intimacy. The findings are published in the article “Sexual behaviors and functions during the menopausal transition: does menopausal hormone therapy play a role?”
“These findings are consistent with the results of previous studies and highlight that factors other than the use of hormone therapy, such as greater importance of sex, positive attitudes towards sex, satisfaction with one’s partner and fewer genitourinary symptoms associated with menopause appear to be protective and are linked to improved sexual function during the menopause transition, ”says Dr Stephanie Faubion, medical director of NAMS. (ANI)
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- A new study identified the determinants that influence a woman’s risk of sexual dysfunction and sought to determine the effectiveness of hormone therapy in reducing that risk and modifying sexual behavior.
- One study reveals that sexual dysfunction affects some women harder than others as they age