Review article| Volume 220, P132-134, January 2018

Joint Opinion Paper- “Ageing and sexual health’’ by the European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG) and the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS)

      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 [
      Eurostat Mortality and life expectancy statistics.
      ]. Worldwide, the number of postmenopausal women is estimated to reach 1.1 billion in 2025 [
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      ]. 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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