- By Joel Streed
The Stigma of Vaginal Atrophy: Mayo Clinic Radio
According to the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), up to 45 percent of postmenopausal women find sex painful, but fewer than a quarter of those women seek treatment. Part of the reason women stay quiet might just be the name used to describe the condition — vaginal atrophy. To combat the stigma, the NAMS and the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health have introduced a new medical term — genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) — in the hope that it will encourage more women to seek treatment. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, women's health expert Dr. Stephanie Faubion will discuss GSM and other menopause-related problems. Also on the program, care coordinator nurse RoxAnne Brennan will explain the EMERALD program for treating adolescent depression. And, a Mayo Clinic patient shares his heart transplant story.
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