Women's sexual health

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Sexual health is important for a woman's well-being, whether you're trying to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections or you're worried about low sex drive, painful intercourse or other problems related to women's sexual health.

Learn how to achieve a fulfilling sexual relationship, and know how to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections. As you get older, understand common changes in women's sexual health — and how to maintain a healthy and enjoyable sex life at any age.

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