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CPD module: Vaginal atrophy

We review vulvovaginal atrophy and vaginal dryness.

After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

  • How common a condition vaginal dryness is;
  • Other key symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA);
  • Oestrogens and the role of lactobacilli in vaginal health;
  • The impact of the menopause and changes in vaginal tissue;
  • Other conditions and factors associated with vaginal dryness;
  • The role for health professionals in helping women with VVA and vaginal dryness;
  • Adherence to treatments and patient beliefs about effectiveness and potential adverse effects;
  • Management options using oestrogen compounds;
  • Non-drug treatments and their effectiveness and tolerability relative to vaginal hormonal treatments;
  • Recent developments in VVA treatments;
  • The OTC availability of a hormonal product for VVA in postmenopausal women.
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