Most women are not receiving the treatment they deserve for menopause symptoms says a report published in the journal Menopause. The study interviewed over 2,000 women aged 40-65. The participants answered quality of life questionnaires regarding symptoms associated with lack of estrogen. It was striking that 18.3% of women reported moderate to severe sexual symptoms (dryness, pain, itching, in ability to have intercourse). However, only 11% of women received treatment for symptoms. The reason treatment was not used by the majority of women in the study is not known. However, many women are concerned about the use of hormones and risk of conditions such as breast cancer, endometrial cancer, dementia, heart disease among other medical conditions associated with long term hormone use. Fortunately there are non-hormonal treatment therapies for vaginal changes that occur when women start to lose estrogen in the peri-menopause and menopause stages of life. The FDA recently approved the Mona Lisa Touch laser for treatment of vaginal changes associated with decreased estrogen. The changes can lead to painful intercourse, vaginal itching, burning and urinary urgency. At Urogyneoclogy Consultants we are proud to be on the cutting edge of technology and offer the Mona Lisa Touch laser treatment. This office based treatment will be a revolutionary alternative for women who want to help their body heal itself and regenerate the tissue naturally rather than using artificial hormone therapy.