Why does a woman's libido decrease after 40?

Evelyn Minaya, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Many women get a lot less interested in sex after they turn 40. In this video, obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Evelyn Minaya explains an often overlooked reason.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Vaginal dryness and discomfort are the most common reason why women seem to lose interest in sex after age 40. Learn about sex solutions for women over 40 in this video with Dr. Oz and Dr. Evelyn Minaya.

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Sex Drive (Libido)

Sex Drive (Libido)

Medical problems, stress and aging are just some of things that can lead to problems with sex drive, or libido. Female sexual problems are very different from male sexual problems (including penis disorders), but both men and wome...

n are influenced by hormonal changes that could affect their interest in sex. Your doctor can help diagnose low libido and work with you and your partner to determine the cause. Learn more about ways to improve sex drive with expert advice from Sharecare.
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