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Sex after 40? Women get a chance to talk about it

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, May 23, 2009 | 0 comments

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Here’s a wake-up call for anyone who thinks mature women don’t have to think about unwanted pregnancies.

Half of the pregnancies among women over 40 are unintended and 65 per cent result in abortion, said Kelty Moser, executive director of the Pictou County Centre for Sexual Health in New Glasgow.

Rising divorce rates mean more women in mid-life are encountering new sexual partners than in the past, and they aren’t accustomed to using condoms because the practice wasn’t taught when they went to school more than 20 years ago, Ms. Moser said.

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