n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Sexuality in the climacteric : review article




Extracted from text ... REVIEW Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum - August 2005 15 Sexuality in the climacteric Introduction The climacteric is a complex transition in a woman's life. It is characterised by hormonal changes which can worsen pre-existing emotional lability or induce a new change in personality and mood. The doctor must be aware of co-morbid illnesses and their respective treatments which influences sexuality at every level. Therefore, it is not unexpected that issues of sexuality will form a major part of the consultation with the climacteric patient and her partner. The hallmark of any good consultation is dependent on the physician's ability to ..


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