Are you going through the menopause? Is your sex drive on a downward spiral? Does your sex life need a boost? Many women experience sexual problems after the menopause – reduced libido and vaginal dryness being two of the major triggers. Effective treatments are available, yet few women seek help from their GP.
The winter 2004/5 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter looks at sexuality after the menopause. In her article, Dr Janice Rymer (consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine) covers the reasons behind sexual problems at the menopause, the role of androgen replacement therapy and HRT and medication to boost libido in women.
“Sex is often a taboo subject, yet women must seek help from their GP if they are experiencing problems. There’s no reason why a woman should not be able to continue with a healthy sex life after the menopause,” says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange.
The Menopause Exchange doesn’t just cover conventional subjects like menopausal symptoms, HRT and its alternatives, nutrition and lifestyle and medical conditions (e.g. osteoporosis), but also looks at taboo subjects like sexual health and bladder problems. It is completely independent – it is not sponsored by any companies and is funded purely by subscriptions. Other articles in the Winter 2004/5 issue include fats in the diet, coping with sleeplessness and arthritis. The Menopause Exchange has an Ask the Experts panel 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 email@example.com
NOTES FOR EDITORS
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 health clubs, organisations/workplaces, 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; HRT benefits and risks; breast checks; complementary therapies at the menopause; heart disease; memory problems; anti-ageing beauty secrets; weight control; and phytoestrogens in your diet.
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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