Ladies, rejoice! If you are covered under Medicare Part D and you are experiencing Dyspareunia (painful sex) after menopause, you can now be prescribed drugs to treat this condition! As many as 1 in 3 postmenopausal women experience painful intercourse, caused by vulvar or vaginal atrophy (VVA). VVA happens because of a decrease in the levels of estrogen that happens during menopause, which means your vaginal tissue will change over time. If left untreated, Dyspareunia can get worse.
“Against the background of significantly better aging men’s sexual health coverage, compared to women’s, CMS [Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] has taken the scientific high road and mandated vastly improved Medicare coverage for aging women’s sexual health, beginning in 2019. Hurray!” said our very own Dr. James A. Simon when asked to comment on the news.
Email or call us at 202.293.1000 to make an appointment to talk with someone from our compassionate care team to discuss if taking a prescription drug might help you experience pain-free sex again.