Ageing well

As you get older you may find that your sexual needs change. Many things can affect sexual relationships and can include illness or medical conditions, medicines you have to take, changes in the level of hormones in your body, physical problems and just not feeling as interested in sex.

Menopause and erectile dysfunction are two issues which may face people. Many women experience menopause around 51 years old however for some it is earlier. Menopause is the time when your body stops producing/releasing eggs on a monthly basis and your periods stop. The levels of hormones in your body also change and women can experience a number of side effects around this time.

There are ways to deal with some of these problems. You can get help and advice from your GP or speak with staff at Northern Trust Contraceptive Clinics.

Page last updated:26 November 2014