During menopause, lower levels of the hormone estrogen can result in a variety of different physical symptoms. Common vaginal symptoms may include dryness, itching and burning in and around the vulva and vagina, and pain during sexual activity.
Data from the REVEAL Surveys, market research surveys designed to gain a more thorough understanding of the vaginal and sexual health of postmenopausal Boomer women, show that roughly half of postmenopausal women surveyed agreed* it is still taboo in society to acknowledge that they are experiencing symptoms of menopause such as vulvar and vaginal dryness or painful intercourse. However, that should not be the case.
If you are postmenopausal and experiencing vaginal discomfort or pain, either during routine daily activities or during sex, talking with your health care professional (doctor, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant or nurse) can help you get the information you need about your vaginal health. To find out if and how certain menopausal symptoms may be affecting you, complete the following symptom assessor. Print the results and bring them with you to your next appointment to help guide the conversation with your health care professional and to find out whether there is an appropriate treatment option that is right for you. This symptom assessor does not constitute medical advice. You should discuss any symptoms you may be experiencing with your health care professional. This information will not be transmitted to or retained by Pfizer.
*Agreed = Strongly Agree + Somewhat Agree