What is the prevalence of vaginal dryness postpartum and what is the best treatment?
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The prevalence of postpartum vaginal dryness ranges from 17% by physical exam to 46% by patient report. Breastfeeding doubles the risk of vaginal dryness. For patients requesting treatment, topical estrogens twice a week may be considered (SOR: C, expert opinion and case reports).
Evidence Based Practice 15(12): 08-09.