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Vaginal Dilator Therapy: A Guide for Providers for Assessing Readiness and Supporting Patients Through the Process Successfully

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      Vaginal dilator therapy is used to increase vaginal length for vaginal agenesis, to increase vaginal width for vaginal narrowing, and to prevent or treat stenosis after vaginal surgery. Although it is an effective therapy, many reproductive health providers have had little training on how to guide patients through this therapy. The purpose of this review is to educate providers on how to assess patient readiness and how to support patients through the process of vaginal dilation.

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      • Vaginal Dilator Therapy: Further Suggestions for Providers
        Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent GynecologyVol. 33Issue 3
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          We have read the article entitled “Vaginal dilator therapy: a guide for providers for assessing readiness and supporting patients through the process successfully” by Amies Oelschlager and Debiec, published in the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.1 We would like to congratulate the authors for their useful article and make our own contribution by providing further suggestions for clinical practice with Mayer−Rokitansky−Küster−Hauser patients.
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