20 September 2017

Women in Their Senior Years and Sexual Dysfunction

During the last two decades, several studies have left little doubt that senior women have sex well into their 60s, 70s, and beyond. But what quantitative studies do not always show is what senior sex is like -- including its pleasures and sexual sysfunction.Senior Women and Sexual Dysfuntion

Sexuality is one of the most important quality of life issues for both men and women even into their golden years. Sexual dysfunction is a highly prevalent, age-related among senior women. The various physiological and psychological changes that occur with aging can have a definite impact on sexual functionality. The complexity of female sexual dysfunction is different from that of a man.

A woman's ability to find and respond to sexual stimuli is greatly influenced by her emotional intimacy with her partner. Normally, the emotional and relationship well-being of a woman contributes more to her sexual enjoyment than her physical response does. But there may be possible physiological barriers a woman may have which will hinder a healthy and satisfying sexual life. Therefore, a comprehensive medical intervention, addressing both the physiological and psychological factors is helpful to evaluate senior women with sexual complaints.

Studies of Sexual Dysfunction of Senior Women

Many studies concerning both premenopausal,  perimenopausal and postmenopausal women have reported that most women do experience some type of sexual dysfunction during their lifetime. The sexual complaints women experience in their younger years may follow them into older adulthood, but often times change considerably because of various age-related changes. There are four categories set up to align women with different sexual dysfunctions. The four categories of female dysfunction include: hypoactive sexual desire disorder, sexual arousal disorder, orgasmic disorder and sexual pain disorders.

Evaluation of women with sexual complaints should include a detailed psychological, social and medical history and thorough physical examination including a hormonal summary. Current treatment options are dependent on the diagnosis and include physical therapy, psychological counseling, hormonal supplements, and medication changes. The area of female sexuality and sexual dysfunction has been undergoing important critical changes within the last 10 years. Researchers and clinicians are continuing to recognize the need to try and understand both the psychological and physiological aspects of the female sexual experience and how they influence the Senior Woman.

For Further information regarding Sexual Dysfunction in senior women, please call Dr. Joanne Hinson at 801-634-4030. Dr. Hinson has been serving women of all ages for over 25 years in the Salt Lake area.
 

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Considers the patient's overall health, mental state, and social issues as possible factors contributing to her present problems.

Considers the female body as a whole, not just the pelvic region.

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