Up to half of all menopausal women experience atrophic vaginitis, the thinning and hardening of vaginal tissues as a result of declining estrogen levels, which can lead to pain during intercourse. Atrophic vaginitis also may occur at other “low estrogen” times in a woman’s life, such during breastfeeding or after cancer treatment.
Many women are embarrassed to reach out for help, or rationalize the symptoms as a part of aging and a reason to stop being sexual, especially if they don’t have a partner. However, in addition to affecting a woman’s relationship, atrophic vaginitis can also lead to problems with vaginal infections and incontinence, so it’s important to seek treatment with a healthcare provider.
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