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FDA warning on vaginal laser procedures should emphasize informed choices, not fear

By: Hope Ricciotti, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Women’s Health Watch On July 30th, the FDA sent out a stern warning against the use of energy devices (laser therapy) to perform “vaginal rejuvenation,” and for procedures to treat symptoms related to sexual function, because of worries about adverse events. I agree with the FDA that these devices need more study, clear indications, informed patients, and skilled and ethical physicians to be used…

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