"Treat the disease, you win some, you lose some. Treat the patient, you always win."
~Patch Adams~

Thursday, October 7, 2010

IMS launches new Recommendations to manage postmenopausal vaginal atrophy

This article from News-Medical.net makes me both happy and sad. Happy that the International Menopuase Society is recognizing the need for promoting honest discussion with practitioners and patients about vaginal atrophy. Sad that there is still poor awareness and understanding of this condition among patients and that it is still largely considered a taboo subject between doctors and patients (and I have heard from a number of women who have said that when they try to bring up the subject with their physicians---they are either blown off or their doctor is clearly uncomfortable talking about it.) I never forget how blessed I am to have a doctor who wants me to talk honestly with him and is passionate about women having a good quality of life no matter what the age.

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