Laser therapy for vaginal symptoms comes up short

A small study, published online in July 2021 by the journal Menopause, suggested that vaginal laser therapy could help treat vaginal symptoms caused by menopause. However, a second, much larger study has determined that the intervention comes up short. This study, published Oct. 12, 2021, in JAMA, found that fractional carbon dioxide laser treatments were no better than a sham treatment in improving vaginal symptoms brought on by menopause.

The 12-month trial involved 85 postmenopausal women who were experiencing vaginal symptoms, such as dryness, itching and burning. Half of them underwent three laser treatments spaced four to eight weeks apart. The others received a sham treatment.

Researchers assessed the women’s symptoms at the start and end of the trial and found no significant difference between the groups with regard to symptom severity or quality of life.

An examination of the women’s vaginal tissue also showed no differences between the two groups. Based on their study results, the researchers concluded that laser therapy was not an effective method of improving vaginal symptoms. Additional study and research will help to guide practice in the future.

Bible verses for today’s meditation and inspiration: Matthew E. McLaren

James 1:18

18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first-fruits of all he created.

John 1:14

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:17

17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 6:14

14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

Exodus 20:16

16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

James 1:18

18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first-fruits of all he created.

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