Is unprotected sex safe after menopause

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Menopause is a time when women experience considerable hormonal changes which result in symptoms such as hot flushes , mood swings and sexual problems. Having a supportive, understanding partner and being in a trusting relationship makes it easier for women to cope with menopause and its symptoms. On the other hand, being dissatisfied with a partner can exacerbate the sexual and psychological symptoms of menopause. Many men may have little knowledge of menopause and may be unsure how to react to the changes their partner is experiencing or unaware that treatments to relieve menopausal symptoms are available. There is considerable evidence that couples can continue having a great sex life after menopause.

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Association between menopause and unprotected sex in high-risk HIV-positive women in Mombasa, Kenya

For whatever reason, there's a stigma around older people having sex. Well, world, listen up: Tons of people still have sex after menopause, or at the very least want to know what it would be like if they did. Menopause is marked by 12 straight months without a period , according to the Mayo Clinic. It typically starts in a person's 40s or 50s—in the U.

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Many HIV-positive women now live well beyond menopause. Postmenopausal women are no longer at risk for pregnancy, and some studies suggest they may use condoms less often than premenopausal women. This study tests the hypothesis that, in HIV-positive women who report trading sex for cash or in-kind payment, unprotected sex is more common at postmenopausal visits compared to premenopausal visits. At enrollment and monthly follow-up visits, participants completed a standardized interview.
Menopause occurs when your ovaries stop releasing eggs and your monthly period stops. Perimenopause is the time leading up to menopause, when your ovaries are running out of eggs. It is generally advised you use contraception until at least one year after your periods have ceased, if you are over the age of