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Ask the Doctors: How does the new vaginal product alleviate pain during intercourse?

Ask the doctor Q. Iíve heard that there is a new vaginal product to reduce pain during intercourse. What is it and how does it work? A. You must be referring to a new daily vaginal insert that was approved by the FDA in November 2016 for treating moderate to severe pain during intercourse. The insert, marketed as Intrarosa, contains prasterone, another name for dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), a steroid that is…

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