• Sexual Pleasure

    by Sharan Abdul-Rahman, MD
    on Jun 7th, 2015

A study of 335 women aged 40-62 years showed that neither low dose estrogen pills nor anti-depression pills improved sex drive, arousal or orgasm. This study suggests that while these medications are helpful with other menopausal symptoms, we need to keep looking for ways to maintain/ improve our sex lives. Therefore, the hunt for answers continues.

Reed, S et al. "Sexual Function in Women on Estradiol or Venlafaxine for Hot Flushes" Obstetrics & Gynecology 2014; 124: 233-241

Author Sharan Abdul-Rahman, MD

You Might Also Enjoy...

Ways to avoid vaginal dryness

POST MENOPAUSE VAGINAL DRYNESS. More common than you might think.. affecting many women who are too embarrassed to speak about it.

What’s a Phthalate?

Phthalates are endocrine disruptive chemicals. They are present in our food, our beauty, health and home products. They are ubiquitous. They can pose health risks.

Updates on Female Sexual Health

Acknowledging that there is a need for a solution is the first step in solving the problem. Female sexual health is important. The following is an update as to what is currently available and what is needed..


Recent changes at the state level are making the availability of having an abortion increasingly more difficult. Collectively, we need to consider if this makes sense for the well being of our society and not get entrenched in ideological battles.


Besides being embarrassing, excessive menstrual bleeding can lead to serious medical problems. Many women are having excessive menstrual flow and are unaware that their health issues such as fatigue, anemia are related to their heavy cycles.