This condition is common in older women, but it can happen at any age. Vaginal dryness occurs when the tissues of the vagina are not well lubricated and healthy.
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Research that looks at the long-term effects of topical estrogen is currently lacking. Menopause-related vaginal dryness should not mean an end to all sexual activity — effective treatments are available. Women with a history of breast cancer or who may be pregnant or breast-feeding should talk to their doctor about the safety of topical estrogen therapy. If low-dose vaginal estrogen therapy is right for you, you may also use lubricants and moisturizers as needed. Nappi, R.
Causes of vaginal dryness