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FDA approves drug for painful sex in women

by | February 27th, 2013

FDA approves drug for painful sex in women.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a drug to treat women experiencing pain during sexual intercourse. The drug, Osphena, is approved for a type of pain known as dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse), which is a symptom of vulvar and vaginal atrophy due to menopause.


Dyspareunia is associated with declining levels of estrogen hormones during menopause. Osphena, known chemically as ospemifene, is a pill that acts like estrogen on vaginal tissues to make them thicker and less fragile, resulting in a reduction in pain associated with intercourse.

J. Kyle Mathews, MD

Plano OB GYN Associates

Plano Urogynecology

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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews is an expert in the field of Urogynecology, minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, and reconstructive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Mathews is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the American College of Surgeons. With over two decades of experience, Dr. Mathews is one of the most experienced surgeons in north Texas.

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