After menopause, women’s bodies produce less estrogen and testosterone which creates a variety of physical, mental, and emotional changes. This environment can be a result of or lead to further medical conditions such as vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) or dyspareunia.
Epidemiological studies from the Kaiser Study Group show that in the United States sexual dysfunction is more prevalent among older women (43%) in comparison to older men (31%). Current scientific literature suggests that sexual health of older women is affected by physical changes like those mentioned above, but also relationship and familial changes, chronic illness, and mental health. This satellite event will provide valuable education on midlife changes related to menopause and aging. Speakers will discuss common sexual problems at midlife and explore their typical causes. Finally, the satellite will review the many safe and effective treatments and interventions available for addressing sexual problems.
- Identify the effect of perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause on aging and sexual health in women
- Recognize common sexual problems and dysfunctions in the older woman like loss of desire, vaginal dryness, dyspareunia, and vulvar and vaginal atropy
- Describe how female hormones influence emotional/psychological states and sexual function in the older woman
- Discuss lifestyle and hormonal agents for the treatment of common sexual dysfunctions in the elder woman
Pre-Registration Required, Space is Limited
*You must be registered for the A4M World Congress to attend this event
Supported by an educational grant from TherapeuticsMD