Vulvar Pain: A Silent Female Epidemic
Vulvar pain is estimated to affect 14 million American women. Discomfort is incredibly common due to the sensitivity of vulvar skin and can generate symptoms such as pain, sensitivity to touch, itching, burning, redness, dryness, and even an inability to engage in sexual intercourse.
Vulvar pain affects 9 percent of the female population in America, making it more prevalent than diabetes, depression and eating disorders among women. Despite these statistics, vulvar discomfort is unlike these health epidemics because it is rarely discussed publicly.
One of the main causes of vulvar discomfort is hormonal changes, which is why women going through menopause, undergoing breast cancer treatment or taking oral contraceptives are at a greater risk for developing vulvar pain. A decrease in estrogen levels is the known culprit in these cases, causing vulvar skin to become thin and easily irritated. Additionally, there are several vulvar conditions that are linked to vulvar pain, including vestibulodynia or vulvar vestibulitis syndrome, lichen sclerosus, and lichen planus.
To spread awareness for this condition NeoGyn chooses to educate women on the pain itself as well as ways to find relief. NeoGyn Vulvar Soothing Cream helps to soothe and restore vulvar skin without the use of estrogen, parabens or anesthetics. Instead NeoGyn relies on a scientific formulation of cutaneous lysate, a novel ingredient discovered in Switzerland after years of wound healing. NeoGyn's goal is to provide knowledge to women and give them the encouragement they need to speak up about a pain that deserves to be discussed.