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Ospemifene Leads to Healthier Genitals, Less Pain for Postmenopausal Women

Aug 28, 2018

Ospemifene Leads to Healthier Genitals, Less Pain for Postmenopausal WomenA drug called ospemifene can improve genital tissue and sexual function in postmenopausal women, according to new research in Sexual Medicine.

The drug, marketed under the brand name Osphena, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2013 to treat moderate to severe dyspareunia - painful intercourse - in women past menopause.

Painful sex is a common problem after menopause. Estrogen is essential for keeping the vagina moist and flexible. Production of this hormone declines dramatically at menopause, and many women experience vaginal dryness and sexual discomfort as a result.

Ospemifene works like estrogen, restoring vaginal tissues.

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