APP-Directed Management of Female Sexual Health and GU Syndrome of Menopause

Aleece R. Fosnight, MSPAS, PA-C, CSCS, CSE, IF, NCMP, HAES, discusses APP-lead treatment of female sexual health and genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). Ms. Fosnight begins by describing symptoms of GSM, including hormonal, sexual, and GI symptoms. She notes that, while up to 84% of menopausal women face GSM symptoms, half have never been treated.

Ms. Fosnight then turns to GSM diagnosis and treatment options, including hormonal treatments, non-hormonal treatments, and physical therapy. For each treatment, she addresses safety, side effects, and contraindications.

Ms. Fosnight concludes by emphasizing the importance of clear communication and preventative action. As many menopausal patients are likely to experience GSM, she emphasizes the importance of a frank, supportive dialogue between practitioner and patient, noting that there are many safe treatment options available.

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