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How does Imvexxy work to treat dyspareunia (painful sex) due to menopause?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 3, 2023.

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Imvexxy (estradiol vaginal inserts) works by adding estrogen back to the tissues in and around the vagina.

Imvexxy is a bio-identical 17β-estradiol vaginal insert for the treatment of dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse). Dyspareunia is a result of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) due to lower estrogen production during menopause. VVA manifests as a thinning, drying and swelling of the vaginal walls making sexual intercourse difficult and painful.

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