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Menopause and Painful Sex: What You Need to Know Feature
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Menopause and Painful Sex: What You Need to Know

Pain during sex does not have to be accepted as a normal part of the aging process.

The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy
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The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy

Diffuse the myths and learn the facts.

The Beginner's Guide to Menopause
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The Beginner's Guide to Menopause

When those first hot flashes or night sweats hit, you may want to talk with your health care provider about perimenopause—and read this guide on the menopause transition.

Dry Skin and Menopause
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Dry Skin and Menopause

Estrogen declines as you approach menopause which decreases your skin's ability to produce and hold on to moisture. Find out what you can do about dry skin.

Normalizing Menopause in the Workplace
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Normalizing Menopause in the Workplace

Women are often at the peak of their careers during the transition to menopause, and, yet, menopause remains unmentionable in the workplace. Here are some tips to help normalize menopause on the job.

Could You Have Low Estrogen?
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Could You Have Low Estrogen?

Find out what happens when estrogen runs low and how to fix it.

The Pros and Cons of Hormone Therapy
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The Pros and Cons of Hormone Therapy

Confused? Don't be. Here are the basics you need to know about the risks and benefits of hormone therapy.

Taking Birth Control Pills After 40
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Taking Birth Control Pills After 40

For most women, it's fine to take birth control pills throughout their 40s and early 50s—and there may even be some advantages other than contraception.

What You Can Do About Painful Sex
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What You Can Do About Painful Sex

After menopause, many women experience painful sex, sometimes due to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy. Here are ways you can make intercourse comfortable again.

When Sex Hurts
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When Sex Hurts

Many women find sex painful after menopause. This condition, called dsypareunia, has many causes and many treatments.

How We Get Turned On
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How We Get Turned On

The female sexual response cycle—how women experience sex—is complicated, unpredictable and different from men's sexual response. Find out more about sexual satisfaction.

Speed Up Your Metabolism at Midlife
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Speed Up Your Metabolism at Midlife

If you've noticed your clothes feeling a little tight these days, blame middle age. As we age, our metabolism slows. Find out what you can do to speed up your metabolism and lose that extra weight.

Could It Be the Transition to Menopause?
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Could It Be the Transition to Menopause?

You wake up soaked in sweat, you can't lose the last five pounds and your interest in sex is waning. You may be wondering if these are symptoms of perimenopause.

What Every Woman Should Know About Menopause
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What Every Woman Should Know About Menopause

HealthyWomen caught up with the new medical director of the North American Menopause Society. Here is a peek into our conversation, where she shares the five things every woman should know about menopause.

STDs and Menopause: What You Need to Know
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STDs and Menopause: What You Need to Know

Some women find sexual freedom once they're in menopause, but there is still a need to protect against sexually transmitted diseases and infections.

Menopause Comes Out of the Closet—and Other Things
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Menopause Comes Out of the Closet—and Other Things

TV shows, celebrities and even art exhibits are helping to bring menopause out of the closet. And menopause experts say it's about time.

Estrogen and Weight Gain: What's the Connection?
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Estrogen and Weight Gain: What's the Connection?

Many menopausal women experience weight gain, especially around the abdomen. Estrogen loss is partially to blame, but there are ways to fight back.

You're Looking Good Down There
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You're Looking Good Down There

A renowned gynecologist urges caution before undergoing cosmetic surgery on your lady parts. There's no proof that labiaplasty surgery enhances sensation, and it does carry risks.

Vyleesi: A New Drug for Low Desire
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Vyleesi: A New Drug for Low Desire

Vyleesi is the first as-needed treatment for hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or HSDD. It has some possible side effects, but may help some women.

What's Your Heart Disease Risk? Important Numbers to Know
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What's Your Heart Disease Risk? Important Numbers to Know

The risk of heart disease goes up as you age. Here are some important numbers to know to help keep your risk in check.

CBD for Women: What Are Women Using CBD For?
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CBD for Women: What Are Women Using CBD For?

These days, CBD—cannabidiol, a chemical derived from cannabis—is being sold in many forms and used for many things. Find out what women are using it for.

Best Products for Healthy and Fun Sex
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Best Products for Healthy and Fun Sex

Do you want to spice up your sex life? Many women do, especially after menopause. Here are some products that may give you more sexual pleasure in your life.

5 Easy Ways to Bust Menopause Fatigue
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5 Easy Ways to Bust Menopause Fatigue

The hormone fluctuations of menopause can zap your energy and leave you feeling fatigued. What's a woman to do? Try these simple fatigue busters.

How to Know if You Have Urinary Incontinence
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How to Know if You Have Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence comes in many forms and affects millions of people. But there are simple things you can do to manage it.

Coaxing Back Desire After Menopause
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Coaxing Back Desire After Menopause

Loss of sexual desire is a major menopause-related problem for many women. Dr. Barb DePree shares some expert tips for dealing with loss of sex drive.


7 Perimenopause Symptoms You Need to Know About Now
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7 Perimenopause Symptoms You Need to Know About Now

If you’re experiencing irregular periods, mood swings and hot flashes, you may be in perimenopause, the walk-up to menopause. Learn the symptoms of this transitional period.

Menopause and Vaginal Dryness
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Menopause and Vaginal Dryness

Lower levels of estrogen often mean vaginal dryness after menopause. Learn what you can do to minimize symptoms and treat vaginal dryness.