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Jul 12, 2022

In our fifth episode Katie speaks to Dr Shahzadi Harper about the impact menopause can have on sex, treatments for physical symptoms, how to speak to your partner about it, and how to get the spark back.

In this episode:

0:41 Why do our hormones affect the vagina, vulva and other areas?
3:20 The impact of these changes on women’s lives and relationships
5:00 Declining testosterone
5:38 Treatment options
8:48 How can we talk to our partners about this?
13:14 How to approach your doctor and pharmacist about oestrogen and testosterone
19:22 Dr Harper’s book
21:03 A final top tip


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Links from this episode:

Dr Harper’s book - The Perimenopause Solution: Take control of your hormones before they take control of you by Dr Shahzadi Harper and Emma Bardwell

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This series is sponsored by Sylk Natural Lubricant.

It was produced by Emily Crosby Media.