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Vulvovaginal Atrophy – Are You Suffering in Silence?

Vulvovaginal Atrophy The symptoms of vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women most commonly include dryness (the sensation of dryness unrelated to sexual activity), and dyspareunia (difficult or painful sexual intercourse). The relative proportion of these two symptoms appears to vary. Reported differences in the relative prevalence of dryness vs. dyspareunia may

There is a Non-Hormonal Prescription Option for Hot Flashes

Non-Hormonal Prescription Option for Hot Flashes Hot flashes and its nocturnal cousin, night sweats, the highly descriptive street names for the vasomotor symptoms (VMS) experienced by as many as 80% of menopausal women, are the most common of all menopausal symptoms. No consensus exists on the pathophysiology of menopausal VMS,

FDA Approval of the “Pink Pill” a Probable Outcome?

Is the FDA Approval of the “Pink Pill” a Probable Outcome? A failure to approve flibanserin would set a dangerous precedent. Why? Because the pharmaceutical company did everything the FDA asked it to do, and the results came out statistically significantly better than placebo—which was the desired endpoint. If the

Opposition to the “Pink Pill”

Opposition to the “Pink Pill” –  New View Campaign Has an Old View (Part 1 of a 4-Part Series) During the public hearing portion of the advisory committee meeting, most of the testimony came from women seeking approval of the drug. However, there were some naysayers. Their arguments against approval

Menopause Physicians – Why So Few and Far Between?

These days, it seems like hormone “treatment centers” are popping up all over the place, and online “pharmacies” are constantly pushing the latest and greatest hormones for menopausal and postmenopausal women. But what about the woman who is looking for individualized evidence-based counsel and care to help guide her through