I was invited to speak at the BC Care Providers Annual Conference on continence and vaginal health. In addition to speaking, I also hosted a booth so that I could provide information about bladder health and vaginal health. First of all, the booth was the busiest of them all! Men and women alike visited the booth and scooped up the samples I had brought of the personal moisturizer with healing properties, RepaGyn®. Women commented that they were so appreciative to learn that there was an effective, non-hormonal over the counter treatment for vaginal dryness.

One newlywed told me that vaginal dryness was already impacting her relationship with respect to intimacy. This brought a tear to her eye. She also said that she had been searching for something for seven months and that she just made an appointment with her doctor and was going to see her in a few days. This lady had a particularly interesting story with regard to her vaginal dryness. Her new husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer shortly after the wedding. A “knicked” artery during surgery that helped to fill his penis with blood placed a number of challenges on their sex life. She said that their efforts given his erectile dysfunction made sex hurt for her even more than if he did not have erectile dysfunction.

It was not unusual for men to visit my vaginal health booth. In fact, one man told me that his wife recently started using coconut oil to relieve her vaginal dryness symptoms but as I explained to him, this comes down to managing vaginal dryness vs. treating it. It is much better for women to treat vaginal dryness. For example, I often recommend RepaGyn® which is natural and formulated with hyaluronic acid which helps to keep moisture in the vaginal tissues and also aids in healing the vaginal tissues.

When I presented my talk to a crowded room, I spoke about the importance of treating vaginal dryness not only in women who were in care homes but also the nurses and other female health care workers who treat these patients. Further, many health care workers are menopausal which is a very common time to experience vaginal dryness which can affect intimacy. When women are not sexually active due to painful sex (which often occurs because of vaginal dryness), they lose out on the health benefits of sex; mood, sleep, pain, and looking younger!

After my presentation, I was invited by a number of attendees to come and speak for their organizations. All in all, my presentation at the BC Care Providers Association annual meeting was a success. I really felt that I raised awareness about a few taboo subjects, overactive bladder and vaginal dryness. Many women were most appreciative of the information. This is sure to get a lot of women back to the bedroom enjoying life just that much more.


Maureen McGrath

Maureen McGrath

Host of the CKNW Sunday Night Health Show on Corus Radio. As a leading women's health expert and Registered Nurse, I understand the importance that sexual, vaginal, bladder and bowel health has on overall health and relationships.

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