Vaginal oestrogens are very safe for most women with minimal absorption around the body. Once the vaginal tissues begin to thicken again with oestrogen use, it is thought that absorption reduces to an even lower level and stays locally in and around the vagina.

If you have had an oestrogen receptor positive cancer you may be on certain medications that make prescribing a vaginal oestrogen more challenging but it is important that you explore the options available to you- there are always choices!