[Vaginal dryness]

Rev Prat. 2001 Jan 31;51(2):155-8.
[Article in French]


Vaginal dryness is one of the "little problems" that are too often, ignored. The disorder essentially manifests at the time of menopause, but can occur at other times, such as with oral contraception, following vaginal infection, after treatment for infection, etc. Screening for the disorder should become routine. Management should have precise objectives: cure of the infection and restablishment of the vaginal flora in order to reconstitute a natural balance. Treatment can be adapted for each patient to obtain effective and lasting results.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Contraceptives, Oral / adverse effects
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening
  • Menopause
  • Risk Factors
  • Vagina / microbiology
  • Vagina / physiology
  • Vaginal Discharge / diagnosis*
  • Vaginal Discharge / etiology
  • Vaginal Discharge / therapy*
  • Vaginal Smears


  • Contraceptives, Oral