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1 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Investigating topical therapy for vaginal dryness Angie Leather & Jacqui Stringer ICVP study day 04/03/2011

2 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Vaginal Dryness menopause medication Cancer therapy Ineffective treatment physical psychological Social/ relationship The Problem unrecognised ? ignored?

3 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Physical Symptoms Dryness Illness/disease Body Image Pain during ADL (passing urine, exercise…etc) Pain at intercourse

4 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Current treatments Hormone replacement Lubrication Dilation Commitment!

5 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust My husband does so much caring for me, yet I dont feel that I can give him anything in return I didnt feel that it was appropriate to mention it. My husband is scared to touch me because hes worried that he will hurt me or give me an infection I thought that I shouldnt be having sex anymore I have accepted it and have used lubricants for months now..

6 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Proposed intervention 1gm Cocoa butter based essential oil pessaries Use 6 nights out of 7 3 weeks out of 4 Reduction in frequency Dilation and stretching of the vaginal

7 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Feedback from patients…so far Initial tingling / warmth upon first insertion Patients psychologically better Improvements in quality of life (ADL) Able to use longer and wider dilators within weeks of commencement Resumed intercourse Nice smell – even dogs like it!!

8 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust The future Feasibility study looking at safety, efficacy and user acceptability Aim: Improving quality of life!

9 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Questions and Suggestions Please!

10 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Contact Details Angie Leather Tel: Jacqui Stringer Tel: Mobile:


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