The reality is that talking about things like vulva and vaginal discomfort feels awkward or even embarrassing for many women.
For this reason women don't bring up their concerns with their health care provider and many don't even feel comfortable talking about these topics with their friends either.
This leaves a massive educational gap, and many women are left experiencing discomfort that they don't need to be feeling.
"Hi, I'm Shirley!
When I was 46, I became obsessed with the lack of quality information and online conversations for women to prepare themself for perimenopause and menopause. And I was driven to fill the gap!"
This is where Menopause Chicks began - a go to place for women to be their own health advocate and to ask the questions they've previously been too afraid (or embarassed) to ask.
In 2019 the members of the Menopause Chicks community asked for more information about vaginal dryness.
They were frustrated with the lack of vaginal health education, the lack of conversation with their health care professionals, and too many women were assuming that vaginal dryness was something they had to tolerate.
Other members were frustrated by the lack of over-the-counter options as they were spending money on products that had great marketing, but ingredient lists were long and full of preservatives and additives.