Laser treatment for menopause related vaginal atrophy

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In this episode:

  • The findings of an Australian study comparing vaginal laser for the treatment of vulvovaginal symptoms to sham laser
  • That subjective and objective improvement in vaginal symptoms in women receiving standard vaginal laser therapy was not significantly better than sham laser treatment
  • Opportunities for ongoing research in the field of vulvovaginal syndrome of menopause

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

Total time: 33 mins

Guest: Prof Jason Abbott, Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon; Royal Hospital for Women; Professor of Gynaecological Surgery, UNSW

 

Recommend rosources:

– Li FG, Maheux-Lacroix S, Deans R, et al. Effect of Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser vs Sham Treatment on Symptom Severity in Women With Postmenopausal Vaginal Symptoms: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2021;326(14):1381–1389. Read Paper>>
– Adelman M, Nygaard IE. Time for a “Pause” on the Use of Vaginal Laser. JAMA 2021; 326(14):1378-1380 Read Paper>>

 

Last Updated: 17 Dec, 2021

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