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How does sexual libido change in women as they age?

Evelyn Minaya, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

A woman's libido can change as she gets older, says obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Evelyn Minaya. Find out why and how to reclaim your mojo by watching this video.


In a study released a few years ago, doctors researched sexual problems in over 32,000 women between the ages of 18 and 100. While about 40% of women surveyed reported having issues such as low desire, arousal problems and difficulty achieving orgasm, only 12% indicated that those issues were a source of significant personal distress affecting quality of life. In other words, the majority of women with sexual problems were not particularly motivated to do anything to fix it. While the prevalence of sexual problems was highest in women over the age of 65, that group was also the least likely to be distressed about it.

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