There are many facts and myths circulating about various drugs — antihistamines, antidepressants, cancer treatments — and vulvar and vaginal dryness, pain, and discomfort.
We looked at the research and came up with a way to help women assess the strength of the facts supporting various claims. On the chart above:
- Where the research is conclusive, we have labeled it a fact.
- Where the evidence points to a drug both causing the problem and solving it, we have called it a hung jury.
- Where there is just not enough evidence, we have said so.
We also evaluated the recommendations for Pap smears and pelvic exams. See what we found.