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Name: Linda

I have been told that when a woman goes through menopause her vagina shrinks making it almost impossible to have sexual intercourse. Is this true?

Dear Linda,
No this is not true. For some women, a decrease in estrogen is associated with a thinning in the epithelial lining of the vagina in addition to an increase in vaginal dryness and, in some cases, pain on penetration. Fortunately there are a number of helpful medical/relational approaches to prevent and/or treat these symptoms.

The best predictors of good sexual health throughout the years is good overall physical and emotional health! Anything you can do to enhance your sexual enjoyment of all kinds (not just sexual intercourse) will lead to a more satisfying sexual experience.

Dr. Sandy Scantling
Author of Extraordinary Sex Now.
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