The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, or SOGC, sets guidelines for the definition, assessment, and management of women's health conditions, offering recommendations to healthcare professionals for how to diagnose and treat different problems, like VA.

Who are the SOGC?

The SOGC is a group of about 3,500 gynaecologists, obstetricians, family doctors, nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals in Canada dedicated to reproductive issues and women's health.

This national body helps keep the professionals involved in women's health informed on the most up-to-date information.

To find out more about the SOGC, visit www.sogc.org.

What the experts recommend

Many women may self-treat using over-the-counter lubricants and moisturizers, which only provides temporary relief of symptoms, and does not treat the underlying condition. Estrogen therapies treat the underlying condition.

Local estrogen therapy (estrogen that is inserted vaginally) is one of the estrogen therapy options for VA. Local estrogen therapy provides relief from bothersome symptoms and treats the underlying condition of estrogen deficiency.

 

 

What different treatment options might my doctor or healthcare professional suggest?

In Canada, local estrogen therapy is available in several formats, such as mess-free treatment options. Over half of Canadian women who responded to a survey say they lack knowledge about local estrogen therapy. Make sure to start talking VA!

 

82%

of Canadian women agree VA would negatively affect their life