As a women’s health care practitioner, I am extremely passionate about empowering women through teaching them about taboo subjects such as vaginal health. To that end, I was delighted to be invited by Canadian Health & Family (Better Living TV) to discuss vaginal dryness, a common but not often discussed condition, which affects many women.

In my clinical practice I see women in their twenties through their eighties and vaginal dryness is probably the most common complaint.  Although vaginal dryness is most often associated with menopause, there are a number of other reasons why women experience vaginal dryness which can include:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Peri-Menopause
  • Menopause
  • Oral Contraceptives
  • Pelvic Radiation

Vaginal dryness is uncomfortable and may impact a woman’s overall health and relationships, and a woman may have vaginal dryness even if she is not sexually active. Vaginal dryness may impact the intimacy in a relationship and marriages can dissolve. Vaginal dryness may lead to sexual pain and women do not want to engage in intercourse if it is going to be painful, and many men do not want to inflict pain on a woman and therefore may pull away.

Vaginal health is vital for all women. So if you are experiencing vaginal dryness, know that you are not alone and that there are many options available to help you get back to the bedroom and back to your everyday life. Please have a look at the Canadian Health & Family video and visit this website to learn more: http://www.betterlivingtv.ca/portfolio-post/understanding-and-managing-vaginal-dryness/ 

Don’t suffer in silence! #moisturizeboth


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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