Feb 26, 2020 | women's health

Menopause vs Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause

Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a term used to describe what was formerly known as vaginal atrophy, atrophic vaginitis, or urogenital atrophy. Although GSM-like symptoms occur in 15% of premenopausal women and 40% to 54% of postmenopausal women, the condition is associated with social stigma and often remains ignored or underdiagnosed. Dr. Georgine Lamvu, a gynecologic surgeon and pelvic pain specialist at the VA medical center in Orlando, discusses menopause, genitourinary syndromes and symptoms.