by Joanna Poppink, MFCC

Many mid-life women are anxious about aging in general. They worry that they will lose opportunities for love, sex and work which they feel depend on maintaining youth. Many dread a decrease in sexual desire. Others are uneasy about unpredictable hot flashes.

According to my readings, 65% of menopausal women are not troubled by hot flashes and continue to experience a satisfying sexual life. In fact, from anecdotal personal communications, some women have told me menopause in general and hot flashes in particular have contributed to a more satisfying sexual life.


Joanna Poppink, M.F.C.C., licensed by the State of California in 1980, is a Marriage, Family, Child Counselor (License #15563). She has a private practice in Los Angeles where she works with adult individuals and couples. She specializes in working with people with eating disorders and with people who are trying to understand and help a loved on who has an eating disorder.

Contact Information:
10573 West Pico Blvd. Suite 20
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 474-4165 phone
(310) 474-7248 fax

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