Recommended Reading

An interview with Hope Haefner

Posterior Fourchette Tearing

European Guidelines for treating Lichen Sclerosus.

Australian article on using steroid treatment (for anyone who is terrified of steroids)

British Association of Dermatologists guidelines for treating lichen sclerosus.

Cochrane Review LS

Article - Managing lichen sclerosus with steroids and emollients

How gaps in education cause young women to lose their clitoris

Comments 2

  1. I was diagnosed with lichen sclerosus several years ago. I was widowed but I had thrush-like symptoms, very sore vulva with itching. I had treatment for thrush which did not work.

    I spoke to someone at the hospital who said I might have lichen sclerosus, told a GP at the practice, who ignored what I said and I was so dissatisfied that it took me a long time before I went back to get something done about it. I spoke to my own GP, who sent me to the hospital where I was diagnosed and received treatment.

    No-one said I should see my GP annually for check-ups, and I cannot easily see my vulval area myself and have no partner to look for me. When the itch comes back, I often wonder if it is LS or is it thrush, so I am reluctant to use my cream at first. It must be 3 or 4 years since I was treated at the hospital.

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