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Sex & sexual health

Sex and sexuality play an important role in the health and wellbeing of women across the lifespan.

Physical changes caused by illness, menopause, medications, psychological effects like depression, what is happening in your relationship and family can all impact on libido (sexual desire), arousal, your ability to orgasm and sometimes make sex painful. Understanding the different contraception options available, what is safe sex and what are the symptoms of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) are important to your sexual health.

Finding solutions to any problems you may be having involves determining what seems to affect your sex life and then trying strategies to deal with this. Personal stories help to show you are not alone because sometimes sex can be a difficult topic to talk about with others.

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