Vulvovaginal Disease

Too many teen pelvic exams and Pap tests?

July 10, 2020

Results of a nationally representative study indicate that many young women receive bimanual pelvic exams (BPEs) and Pap tests that may be unnecessary, and not in compliance with the latest guidance from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

Risk factors for candidiasis

July 07, 2020

Candida albicans is the most common etiology for VCC and this study looked at what factors are associated with its molecular detection.

Practical approach to recurrent vulvovaginitis

June 24, 2020

Recurrent or chronic vulvovaginitis is frustrating to patients and a burden to the health care system. Here is a guide to addressing it.

Impact of vulvovaginal atrophy on sexual function in postmenopausal women

May 13, 2020

For postmenopausal women with at least one vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) symptom, the presence of physician-confirmed VVA is linked to significant impaired sexual function, according to a study from the European Vulvovaginal Epidemiological Survey (EVES).

Vulvovaginal atrophy among breast cancer survivors

May 13, 2020

A diagnosis of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) in breast cancer survivors is associated with a significant increase in the burden of illness and social costs, according to an Italian Delphi Panel in the journal Supportive Care in Cancer. These findings are primarily due to a rise in comorbidities and resource utilization, but adequate treatment might reduce the impact of the condition.

Impact of vulvovaginal atrophy on sexual function in postmenopausal women

April 09, 2020

New research indicates having at least one symptom of vulvovaginal atrophy is linked to significant impaired sexual function for postmenopausal women.

Microbiota composition, receptive oral sex may be risk factors for candidiasis

November 27, 2019

Published research from Sexually Transmitted Diseases indicates a woman’s risk of vulvovaginal candidiasis could be increased by certain personal behaviors as well as the composition of her vaginal microbiota.

Discussing vulvovaginal health at well-woman visits

October 11, 2019

Although nearly half of postmenopausal women reported having vulvovaginal symptoms (VVS), only a minority discussed their symptoms during a well-woman visit with a primary care provider or gynecologist, according to recent survey analysis.

IUGA weighs in on laser vaginal devices

July 08, 2019

The safety and efficacy of targeting vulvovaginal tissues are the topic of this committee opinion.