postmenopausal vaginal atrophy


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postmenopausal vaginal atrophy

Drying and shrinking of the vaginal tissues, related to the hormonal changes associated with menopause. Menopausal women who continue to engage in sexual intercourse during and following menopause have less vaginal atrophy than do those women who become sexually inactive. See: hormone replacement therapy
See also: atrophy
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Some have questioned whether a systemic drug is overkill for a complaint like postmenopausal vaginal atrophy. (14) Because Ophena is a SERM, it is likely to carry a cardiovascular risk profile similar to that of other drugs in its class.