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As researchers expected, sexual activity declined with age. The main reasons women said they stopped having sex were the loss of an able partner, poor health, and poor quality of life. The finding that many older women would prefer to have more sex was something of a surprise.
ly, doctors had believed that women stopped having sex as they got older because their sex drives fizzled.
For the study, which is published in the journal Menopauseresearchers looked at information collected on 27, women who were followed for about five to seven years. The primary goal of that trial was to measure the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy HRT in postmenopausal women.
To that end, researchers asked women who ed up for the study questions about their sexual health and functioning. Nearly half of the women in the study reported having sexual activity within the past year at the start of the study. Increasing age, lower income, lack of a sexual partner, a higher BMI, and health problems like heart attacksdepression, and arthritis made it less likely that a woman would say she had sex within the last year.
Women who were on HRT at the beginning of the study reported higher levels of sexual activity than those who were not.
But prescriptions for vaginal estrogen treatments, like creams and tablets, have increased as women look for ways to relieve vaginal dryness and loss of vaginal tissue and muscle tone, called vaginal atrophy. And she says because most of the women in the study were married, they may have had long-established patterns of sexual activity and continued to stick to the habits despite having some discomfort.
Women who reported having moderate to severe vaginal dryness were more like to report being sexually active.
But Gass says it is tough to tell which problem came first. In this case, the "use it or lose it" principle may be the key to maintaining good sexual function.
Medically Reviewed by Laura J. Tracking Sexual Health and Activity in Older Women For the study, which is published in the journal Menopauseresearchers looked at information collected on 27, women who were followed for about five to seven years. The Role of Hormone Replacement Therapy Women who were on HRT at the beginning of the study reported higher levels of sexual activity than those who were not.
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