Are women still sexually active after menopause?

Video Author:Sussex Health Outcomes Research & Education in Cancer; filmed and edited by Matt Bemment, Communication Assistant, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Published on:September 12, 2019

What do we really know about sex after menopause? This video summary reports on the results of a free-text analysis on sexual activity in over 4,400 postmenopausal women who took part in UKCTOCS, a large UK ovarian cancer screening trial. It shows that sexuality can change when we get older and that relationship status and health have a direct effect on sexuality and satisfaction. We believe it is important to raise awareness among women and healthcare professionals to increase the understanding of sexual issues women may face in later life.