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Watch the video and see Sue Campbell, editor of the PBS network's Next Avenue, moderate a conversation about women's sexual health after 50. This enlightening conversation features National American Menopause Society (NAMS) Certified Menopause Practitioner Michelle Warren, MD, and certified Sexuality Educator Logan Levkoff, PhD, as they discuss life after menopause.

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Menopause and Postmenopause 101

Menopause is normal, and it’s what happens when a woman’s menstrual period stops for 12 months in a row, typically around age 51. During menopause, a woman’s body slowly makes less estrogen and other hormones. While each woman’s experience of menopause is different, some women experience these symptoms:

  • Hot flashes
  • Trouble sleeping or focusing
  • Night sweats
  • Urinary problems
  • Mood changes

There’s something else associated with menopause that you may not know about. It’s called postmenopausal vaginal atrophy, and it involves the drying and thinning of vaginal tissues. Without treatment, this problem may worsen. Symptoms may include:

  • Vaginal burning
  • Itching and dryness
  • Increased urgency in urination and painful urination
  • Painful intercourse

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