As women pass through the menopause the oestrogen/progesterone effect on the cells that line the vagina is diminished and the mucus secretion disappears. This leads to a dryness that can be both irritating and painful on intercourse.
Certain products that contain natural oesto-gens can be beneficial, as well as supplements and topical applications.
A persisting problem can be dealt with by using natural oestrogen extracts topically and this needs to be discussed with your complementary medical practitioner.
The use of hormone replacement therapy can be a last resort for unrelenting conditions .