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The Case for Vaginal Estrogen

Observations from an integrative medicine physician

Photo: Volodymyr Zakharov/Getty Images

“Sex was painful,” she said. Three years post-menopause, my patient had no other bothersome symptoms. No hot flashes, no night sweats, no moodiness, nor many of the other complaints menopausal women sometimes have. “But I don’t want to take hormones, because my mom had breast cancer.”

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