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For immediate release: 31 October 2007

Many women find their libido (sex drive) drops as they approach the menopause and mistakenly assume this to be a natural part of getting older. Yet there are plenty of things that women can do to get their sex drive back.

In the Autumn 2007 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, Dr Catherine Hood, specialist in psychosexual medicine, has plenty of advice for menopausal women experiencing libido problems. In particular, she discusses ways to combat vaginal dryness, night sweats and psychological and social issues, as well as the role of HRT, testosterone replacement and psychosexual therapy.

“Libido problems aren’t something women are usually prepared to discuss, yet they can cause a lot of psychological distress and relationship problems,” says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange. “If women are experiencing problems, they should not put off seeing their GP, as there are treatments available and counselling or psychosexual therapy can help with any underlying issues.”

The Menopause Exchange covers a wide range of subjects like menopausal symptoms, HRT and its alternatives, nutrition, lifestyle and medical conditions (e.g. breast cancer). It is completely independent – it is not sponsored by any companies and is funded purely by subscriptions. Other articles in the Autumn 2007 issue include HRT’s links to heart disease, stroke and blood clots, natural help for the menopause and too much body/facial hair. The Menopause Exchange has an Ask the Experts panel, information service and fact sheets specifically for members.

For more information on The Menopause Exchange, write to The Menopause Exchange at PO Box 205, Bushey, Herts WD23 1ZS, call 020 8420 7245, fax 020 8954 2783 or send an e-mail to



1. The Menopause Exchange Newsletter was launched in June 1999.

2. The founder and director of The Menopause Exchange is Norma Goldman, a pharmacist with a Master’s degree in health promotion. She gives talks on the menopause at organisations, workplaces, exhibitions, health clubs, pharmacies and other venues. Her daughter, Victoria, the editor of the newsletter, is an experienced health journalist with a BSc. degree in Biomedical Science and a Master’s degree in Science Communication.

3. The aim of The Menopause Exchange is to raise the awareness of the menopause among women, healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses and pharmacists) and complementary practitioners.

4. Topics covered in previous issues of the newsletter include: HRT questions you forget to ask your doctor; osteoporosis treatments; complementary therapies at the menopause; phytoestrogen and herb safety; memory problems; anti-ageing beauty secrets; menopausal hair loss; mood swings; and coping with a premature menopause.

5. UK annual membership (4 issues of the newsletter and regular fact sheets) costs £18 for individuals; £22 for local organisations; £30 for companies/national organisations; corporate (over 10 copies) and overseas memberships are available on request.

6. All press enquiries to Norma Goldman on 020 8420 7245.

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