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How does perimenopause affect my sexuality?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Perimenopause can cause your vagina to become dry, which can make sex more painful. Your breasts may also become more tender, which can be uncomfortable when they are touched. You may experience vaginal bleeding after sex. Your interest in sex may decrease. During menopause, a woman's body starts making less of the hormone estrogen, which causes these symptoms.

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