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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.

HPV and Menopause: Are We Ever Out of the Woods?
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HPV and Menopause: Are We Ever Out of the Woods?

HPV, or human papillomavirus, is not just a concern for young people. The virus, which causes most cases of cervical cancer, can also occur in women around menopause.

How Surgery Threw Me Into Abrupt and Complete Menopause
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How Surgery Threw Me Into Abrupt and Complete Menopause

Maribeth's hysterectomy immediately kicked her into menopause. Read about her experience with mood swings, drop in sex drive, and—most of all—hot flashes.

HealthyWomen, WebMD Report Finds Significant Impact of Menopause on Overall Health
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HealthyWomen, WebMD Report Finds Significant Impact of Menopause on Overall Health

A HealthyWomen and WebMD survey of 3,100 women reveals the biggest healthy aging and menopause worries.

Global Guidance for Testosterone for HSDD
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Global Guidance for Testosterone for HSDD

A global position statement, endorsed by many international organizations, supports the use of testosterone for treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or HSDD.

What You Need to Know to Prepare for Menopause
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What You Need to Know to Prepare for Menopause

The menopause transition begins way before you know it—usually in your 40s. That's the time to begin prepping for what's to come.

Products to Ease Painful Sex
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Products to Ease Painful Sex

If you're experiencing painful sex, you're not alone. Talk to your health care professional to see what can help ease your pain, and you may want to try these products.

New Survey Reveals What Women Aren't Telling Their Health Care Providers
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New Survey Reveals What Women Aren't Telling Their Health Care Providers

A HealthyWomen and WebMD survey of 3,100 women reveals the biggest healthy aging and menopause worries.

How Does a Hysterectomy Affect Menopause?
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How Does a Hysterectomy Affect Menopause?

When will you go through menopause after a hysterectomy and how will you know it? It depends on the type of hysterectomy.

Menopause and Diabetes: What's the Connection?
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Menopause and Diabetes: What's the Connection?

If you already have diabetes, menopause can change things. And if you don't have it, menopause may make it more likely to occur.


Let's Start Planning Ahead for Menopause—Just Like We Do for Pregnancy
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Let's Start Planning Ahead for Menopause—Just Like We Do for Pregnancy

Dr. Barb Depree says a HealthyWomen survey reveals important findings on menopause and healthy aging strategies.

Speak Up: Is It Time to Talk to Your Health Care Provider?
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Speak Up: Is It Time to Talk to Your Health Care Provider?

A new HealthWomen survey finds that too many women still don't talk to their health care providers about healthy aging. Here's what to do about it.

New Study: Many Reasons Sex Declines After Menopause
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New Study: Many Reasons Sex Declines After Menopause

Lack of desire and vaginal dryness are often given as the reason sex declines for women after menopause. But a new study finds many more reasons.

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.