How to Manage Genitourinary Syndrome of the Menopause (GSM)
Published: 3rd March 2021
Genitourinary Syndrome of the Menopause (GSM) is a comprehensive term that includes vulvovaginal symptoms and lower urinary tract symptoms related to low oestrogen levels. The vast majority of postmenopausal women have symptoms associated with Genitourinary Syndrome of the Menopause yet only a minority receive any treatment. In fact, recent studies have shown that around 70% of women have symptoms of GSM, yet only 7% receive treatment.
This new document has been written for the British Society for Sexual Medicine with help from Newson Health doctors Louise Newson, Rebecca Lewis and Sarah Ball. It is an exciting collaboration that outlines a much needed set of guidelines for any healthcare professional seeing women with Genitourinary Syndrome of the Menopause (GSM). Dr Newson also hopes that this information will be helpful to perimenopausal and menopausal women, allowing them to make informed choices about their treatment and care.