vaginal atrophy and sex

Vaginal Dryness and Sex

Let’s get intimate – discussing vaginal dryness with Dr Nighat Arif & The Latte Lounge

During the perimenopause and menopause years, womens’ hormone levels (in particular oestrogen) start to decrease quite rapidly. This can bring a whole host of unwanted symptoms including vaginal dryness/atrophy. This can often make sex and smear tests particularly painful.

Many women find it hard to talk about and in many communities it can be a real taboo.  They often suffer in silence which can have a huge impact on self-confidence and relationships.  While about 70% of women suffer from this painful symptom only 7% go and seek help with it. 

To talk about why that is and what we can do about we spoke to Dr Nighat Arif, a GP specialising in women’s health, as our first guest in our #letsgetintimate series. this month.

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