Frank Bonura, MD, PC
Dedicated to the unique needs of menopausal women and those in the menopausal transition
Diminished Sexual Desire
Many women report feeling a decrease in sexual desire after menopause. Even those who have enjoyed positive sexual relationships in the past may experience a little or no interest in sex. Decreased sexual desire can impact on relationships with partners.
There are three main causes of dwindling sexual desire after menopause:
Declining levels of testosterone reduce sexual desire
Declining levels of estrogen cause anatomical changes to the vulva and vagina, causing painful intercourse. This can be successfully treated with the use of vaginal estrogen administered as a pill, cream or ring.
Certain medications, such as antidepressants and antihypertensive drugs may contribute to a lack of desire.
Our practice is able to evaluate and recommend treatments to help patients overcome diminished sexual desire.