New Research on Pregnancy and Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus

New Research on Pregnancy and Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus

Introduction For some time, the medical community believed that vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS) primarily affected children and post-menopausal people. This meant younger adults were often left out of VLS conversations and research. Thanks to recent advances in VLS research and loud advocates for the VLS community, we now know people of all ages can be affected by VLS. At LSSN, we noticed a trend amongst newly diagnosed younger adults–a worry about pregnancy and vulvar lichen sclerosus. And we get it: a VLS diagnosis can be scary if you are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant, especially since there is not a lot of research and information on this topic. We published two blog posts to help raise awareness about pregnancy and vulvar lichen sclerosus and to help bring more information on this topic to our community. One reviewed what the science said about pregnancy and VLS; another was a post…
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