EMAS clinical guide: low-dose vaginal estrogens for postmenopausal vaginal atrophy

Maturitas. 2012 Oct;73(2):171-4. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2012.06.009. Epub 2012 Jul 20.


Vaginal atrophy is common in postmenopausal women. This clinical guide provides the evidence for the clinical use of vaginal estrogens for this condition focussing on publications since the 2006 Cochrane systematic review. Use after breast cancer, before assessment of cervical cytology and prolapse surgery is also discussed.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Atrophy / drug therapy
  • Estrogens / administration & dosage
  • Estrogens / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Postmenopause*
  • Vagina / pathology*
  • Vaginal Diseases / drug therapy*


  • Estrogens