The Urogenital Universe – Episode 1: Which vaginal estrogen product isn’t as good for lactobacilli

We all know how important estrogen is for vaginal and urogenital health. We have seen it help our patients with urge incontinence, stress incontinence due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency, painful intercourse and even prolapse.

But what if an estrogen cream could actually cause harm to a certain aspect of vaginal health? Wouldn’t you want your patients to know – so you could help them select the ones that don’t, or at least offset the effects?

Well, it turns out that one of the topical estrogen products on the market does harm lactobacilli.

In this video I go into this and the difference between the products.

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