Journal article

Sexuality

L Dennerstein, P Lehert, H Burger, J Guthrie

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE | EXCERPTA MEDICA INC | Published : 2005

Abstract

This article reviews changes in sexual function in middle-aged women and discusses how these changes relate to aging, hormone alterations, and psychosocial and physical factors. A Medline search of population-based studies that measured sexual function, menopausal status and/or hormone levels was conducted. Longitudinal findings are from the Melbourne Women's Midlife Health Project, a population-based sample of 438 Australian-born white women, aged 45 to 55 years, who were menstruating at baseline. Annual assessments included hormone levels and the Short Personal Experiences Questionnaire. Few of the population-based studies of the menopausal transition measured sexual function or hormones. ..

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