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Women's Health

Raising Awareness- Starting the Conversation

Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association of North America

Approved: December 2013

Grant Period: February 2014 – January 2016

RFP: Symptomatic Vulvovaginal Atrophy in the Postmenopausal Woman


Raising Awareness- Starting the Conversation

Our primary goal is to change clinician behavior to increase appropriate management of symptomatic VVA that results in improved QOL of women ages 50-80. Secondary goals include:

  • Increase women’s awareness of VVA symptoms and the association with menopause.
  • Increase clinician and clinic staff knowledge about the effect of symptomatic VVA on postmenopausal women’s quality of life.
  • Develop an internet-based toolkit including awareness raising materials, an SDM decision aid to use in the treatment of VVA, and implementation methods that will be sustainable and widely disseminated. Increase diagnosis rates of symptomatic VVA in women age 50-80.
  • Increase satisfaction with QOL for women with symptomatic VVA.