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Silent postmenopausal problems: urogenital atrophy

Silent postmenopausal problems: urogenital atrophy

Women's health

Most women after the menopause develop a degree of urogenital atrophy due to lack of the main female hormone oestrogen. This can lead to some extremely distressing symptoms, yet many, mainly older women, keep these problems hidden from their partners, family and friends, and from the medical profession. Why are these common problems silent and hidden?

Dr Annie Evans
MB BChir MA FFFP
Woman's Health Specialist
Bristol Royal Infirmary and Nuffield Hospitals

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