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There’s lots of reasons why sex might be painful after you turn 50. For many women as estrogen levels decline during midlife, their vaginas become much more dry and don’t have the same elasticity or ability to stretch.
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Our Featured Wrtten Article Today is by Eleanor M W Forbes, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC,RLC.
Today I saw Maria* (not her real name), a 57 year old woman who was complaining of frequent urination and other symptoms that are associated with Urinary Tract Infections. And though her Primary Care Provider had found nothing in the frequent urine evaluations she’d had, something just didn’t feel right. Maria had a hysterectomy in her mid 40s and since then it had started to get more painful when having sex, to the point that she was losing all desire to be intimate with her husband.
We’re delighted that DJ DeProspero, a woman who’s just completed chemo and radiation for Anal Cancer, felt comfortable sharing her experience with our readers. She’s an inspiring person for so many reasons including her sense of adventure and her amazing kindness.
And Now For Her Story That She is Willing to Share