Vaginal laxity due to a loss of vaginal collagen is a common yet overlooked condition among women. While it is a normal part of aging, stretching of the vaginal wall and surrounding structures during childbirth can damage collagen fibres and result in a loss of vaginal wall elasticity and a laxity of pelvic supporting tissue. Because of this, some women may experience decreased sexual satisfaction.
Vaginal laxity can often lead to stress urinary incontinence (an involuntary leakage of urine when one coughs, sneezes, or exercises), vaginal wind or “queefing”, and increased incidences of urinary tract infection or UTI.
These are important women’s health issues that impact a woman’s everyday life and sexual interactions.