Harvard Women's Health Watch
Don't ignore vaginal dryness and pain
The condition is treatable, although treatments likely wonít provide complete relief. Vaginal dryness occurs in women of all ages, but it becomes much more common after menopause. Itís estimated that the problem affects about half of postmenopausal women ó most of whom, possibly as many as 90%, donít seek treatment for their symptoms, which include not only dryness, but also irritation and pain during sexual intercourse.