One of our readers, Vanessa Scott, sent me the following news release. More and more, I’m hearing from women who have problems with urinary leakage, stress incontinence and the like. Vanessa is a consultant for vaginal surgery. Surgery is one option, but there are others that you may wish to try first, if these issues have been plaguing you. Be sure to check out Wet Matters website hosted by Stephanie and Beth. As a physical therapist and MD respectively, they are fierce advocates for helping women who suffer from pelvic floor dysfunctions. They offer educational info re: all options, including surgery.

Finally, it is important that we begin to talk about these issues openly. Especially with one another. That’s the first step to regaining our health. Oh, and it is not just menopausal women who suffer from these problems. Many of our daughters will have urinary and vaginal health issues after pregnancy. It’s wonderful to know that there is help.

Here is the news release from Vanessa:

The Fight for Mother’s Rights – 1st Annual Vaginal Rejuvenation Awareness Day (April 30th, 2010)

San Antonio, TX is excited to announce the 1st Annual Vaginal Rejuvenation Awareness Day will take place on Friday, April 30, 2010.

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to shine some light on a condition millions of mothers suffer with daily and yet never talk about.

Vaginal relaxation, Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), bladder or uterine prolapse and cystocele/rectocele are very real medical problems for mothers that can be corrected.

Unfortunately, a majority of the women suffering from these physical issues are too nervous or embarrassed to discuss them with their doctor or even gynecologist.

Vaginal Rejuvenation Awareness Day aims to open the dialogue on this sensitive and often misunderstood subject and provide women a safe place to ask questions, explore their options or just have a voice.

According to Vanessa Scott, vaginal surgery consultant and founder of, “90% of the women I meet with have never talked about this problem with anybody else, not even their husband or partner. I believe that information and knowledge are the first steps to empowering these women.”

It is reported that 30 million American women suffer from symptoms of vaginal relaxation, primarily due to childbirth.

In less than 1 year, has had visits from women in more than 109 countries. This is truly a global problem. The changes to a woman’s body during childbirth are the same whether a woman is in the U.S. or Algeria.
“Frankly, vaginal rejuvenation is often sold as ‘better sex’. I think that has a lot to do with the surgeons that pioneered cosmetic gynecology. However, in my experience, better sex is usually secondary for these women. The primary benefits are actually no more urine leakage or prolapse issues and simply feeling “normal” again. Better sex really just ends up being the icing on the cake.”

Anybody can participate in the 1st Annual Vaginal Rejuvenation Awareness Day by doing the following:
ο On Friday, April 30, 2010, visit the Vaginal Rejuvenation page of our website. (
ο Click on the links to Vaginal Rejuvenation Awareness Day to:
o Give your opinion on vaginal rejuvenation.
o Ask questions about vaginal rejuvenation.
o Add your responses to our online polls.
o Share your thoughts and comments.
o Read what others have written to expand your own understanding.
“We all have a mother. And her body went through some amazing changes in order for us to be here today. I think we owe it to mothers everywhere to give their bodies a platform to be heard. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, I encourage you to take part in Vaginal Rejuvenation Awareness Day and help further the conversation for women everywhere.”