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SMILE and Say “Buh-bye” to Little Leaks & Painful Sex by Thea Wood (theawood.com) and Dr. Sherry Neyman (RWGdocs.com)

Painful sex Leakage with every sneeze Frequent UTIs or burning with urination Dry, itchy discomfort Shortening or tightening of the vaginal canal These are symptoms of Vulvar and Vaginal Atrophy (VVA), a thinning of the vaginal walls due to perimenopause/menopause, hysterectomies, oophorectomy, chemotherapy to treat breast cancer, and other hormone-altering life experiences like child birth. It’s not pretty, and most women don’t want to talk about it—not even to their physicians. So I will talk about it in the hope that other women will seek help for what can be a chronic and embarrassing condition. Shame be damned! (cont’d next page)

SheSpark November 2016  

Style, beauty, and wellness for women over 40. This is the #TimelessBeauty issue, talking style and beauty tips for a painless "lift," new t...

SheSpark November 2016  

Style, beauty, and wellness for women over 40. This is the #TimelessBeauty issue, talking style and beauty tips for a painless "lift," new t...