Many women will experience vaginal atrophy during menopause, in which the tissue in the vagina begins to break down due to a lack of estrogen in the body. Vaginal tissue is sensitive to estrogen fluctuations, and estrogen levels are greatly reduced during menopause. The amount of collagen and elastin in vaginal tissue decreases along with the amount of natural lubrication produced. Due to the reduced amount of lubrication and breakdown of vaginal tissue, many post-menopausal women find sexual intercourse to be painful, and this can significantly reduce the amount of intimacy that these women feel with their partners.
23 November 2019