There is a new drug out there for the treatment of post-menopausal pain with intercourse called Intrarosa. It was recently approved by the FDA and adds yet another treatment option for women that are experiencing the painful effects of postmenopausal vaginal atrophy. It is a daily use vaginal insert.
This new treatment would be for woman that are unable (or not willing) to use estrogen creams. As opposed to topical moisturizers, which treat the symptoms, this medication works on a cellular level repairing the layers of skin and increasing vaginal lubrication.
As with any medication, it is important to discuss with you treating clinician what treatment is best for you. But it is exciting to see that they are developing more and more options for the treatment of vulvar and vaginal atrophy.