New Guidelines to Help Postmenopausal Women Deal with Dryness and Painful Sex Stress Non-Hormonal Lubricant and Moisturizer as First-Line Therapy

Postmenopausal women can improve sexual health and quality of life with hormone-free Replens Long-Lasting Vaginal Moisturizer

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thin dry vaginal and vulvar tissues, medically termed vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA), can be a major cause of the painful intercourse challenges that affect at least 40 percent of postmenopausal women. Until now, women suffering this condition have receivedlittle medical guidance on how best to address it. TheNorth American Menopause Society(NAMS) has releasednew guidelines for treating VVAtitled “Management of VulvovaginalAtrophy” published in the September issue ofMenopausewhich states, “Non-hormonal vaginal lubricants with intercourse and regular use of long-acting vaginal moisturizers, if indicated, are first-line therapies” to combat this health problem.

“provided relief of vaginal dryness symptoms that was equivalent to that of vaginal estrogen…”

“The right vaginal lubricant is an essential ingredient for turning ‘sandpaper sex’ into slippery sex,” saysDr. Lauren Streicher, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University’s medical school and Certified Menopause Practitioner of The North American Menopause Society. “Women can find relief in a dizzying array of over-the-counter solutions, but almost all are water-based and contain potentially irritating preservatives. A long acting moisturizer, on the other hand, is intended to change the water content of and moisturize vaginal tissue, making them more elastic, thicker, and with enhanced ability to maintain fluid, that will in turn reduce friction.Replens is the only long acting moisturizer that has been shown in clinical studies to actually replenish moisture in vaginal tissue and decrease painful intercourse.

”Replens Long-Lasting Vaginal Moisturizeris medically recognized as one of the most effective ways to address vaginal dryness issues that are major sexual health and comfort concerns for many postmenopausal women. Clinical research has found Replens to be an effective alternative to hormone therapy, about which so many health questions have been raised.

A2013 studyin the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s clinical journalSRM: Sexuality, Reproduction & Menopausecalled Replens a “nonhormonal alternative … [that] has been shown to decrease dyspareunia [painful intercourse, and] improve vaginal dryness … when used regularly.” The composition of Replens, the study continued, “binds directly to the vaginal epithelium. The hydrating property … reduces the incidence of vaginal dryness…”And an earlier study inThe New England Journal of Medicinestated that Replens® “provided relief of vaginal dryness symptoms that was equivalent to that of vaginal estrogen…

”For every woman, the choice of treatment for VVA depends on her preferences, needs, understanding of potential risks, and consultation with her physician. A long-lasting, hormone-free vaginal lubricant like Replens can do much as a first-line therapy to enhance postmenopausal women’s quality of life in a safe and effective way.

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