Hello, I have been looking for a vegan option for inter-vaginal use for a patient of mine experiencing vaginal atrophy post-menopause. She was prescribed Vagifem which turns out to contain oestradiol, of which is sourced from pregnant mare urine, unfortunately. I have found an intravaginal cream called Ovestin is synthetically sourced and not an animal byproduct. Below is the email from Aspen, the manufacturer:
Thank you for your recent enquiry regarding OVESTIN (estriol) products which was forwarded to Aspen Australia by our Global Medical Information Team.
I understand you would like to know whether estriol used in Ovestin products comes from a synthetic, animal, or plant origin.
With respect to Ovestin Ovula (estriol 0.5mg pessary), I can confirm that the estriol is of chemical origin, and the hard fat in the pessary is from a vegetable origin.
With respect to Ovestin Cream (estriol 1mg/g cream), I can confirm that the estriol is of chemical origin, and all excipients used in the cream are from vegetable origin or obtained by chemical synthesis.