It's a myth that women don't want sex as they age, study finds

(CNN)It's a myth that women lose interest in sex as they enter midlife and beyond, according to new research that followed over 3,200 women for approximately 15 years.

"About a quarter of women rate sex as very important, regardless of their age," said Dr. Holly Thomas, lead author of an abstract being presented during the 2020 virtual annual meeting of The North American Menopause Society, which opens on Monday, September 28.