Vaginal Dryness

Issue No. 1: Sex Ed
Words - Diana McDonnell
Illustration - Khadija Ariana

 

Symptoms

  • pain with sex

  • discomfort

  • discharge

  • burning

  • itching

  • dryness

  • bleeding

Causes

  • less estrogen being produced - i.e:

    • menopause

    • post partum

    • surgical removal of ovaries

    • medications

Treatments

  • lubricants (apply at the time of sex)

  • moisturizers (apply 3x weekly)

  • vaginal estrogen (cream, tablet, or ring can be prescribed by a healthcare provider)

  • sex (continue to masturbate and have sex if it is comfortable)

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