Consequently, in these societies the menopause signals age progression and loss of youth combined with loss of sexual attractiveness and can lead to negative attitudes towards the transition [ 36384546 ]. Tips for improving libido. More information For more information on menopause, including symptoms and management of menopause, as well as some useful animations and videos, see Menopause.
One study found that women using hormone therapies reported higher levels of sexual desire compared with women who did not. It is important that cultural, social and lifestyle influences on the menopausal experience are known.
The emphasis in recruitment was on information rich participants who would have a range of views and experiences. Download references. Cult Med Psychiatry.
Also ask about her preferences for sexual activities now she is in the menopausal period. BMJ Clin Evid. One hypothesis for this is that these women spend most of their lives pregnant or breast feeding, resulting in a constant state of low levels of circulating estrogen [ 36 ].
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Beliefs, values, and expectations about sexual activity. Less commonly, a doctor may prescribe testosterone therapy. Indigenous people of Australia make up 2. While mothers were a key source of learnt experience for daughters, sisters were seen as an important source of information as it appeared to be more appropriate to share experiences between sisters.
The menopausal transition is defined biologically as beginning with variations in menstrual cycle length and a monotropic rise in FSH, and ending with the final menstrual period, confirmed only when followed by 12 months of amenorrhoea.
The choice of language also has important implications for the language used by health professionals, as awareness of the preferred term for Aboriginal women is important for improving communication between health care providers and their clients.