Life expectancy has increased remarkably in recent years. In 2013 in the European Union, life expectancy at birth was 83.3 years for women and 77.8 years for men [
]. Worldwide, the number of postmenopausal women is estimated to reach 1.1 billion in 2025 [
Eurostat Mortality and life expectancy statistics.
]. Overall life expectancy at age 60 is approximately another 25 years. Therefore a statement on ageing and sexual health is timely because older people remain sexually active for longer than in the past.
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