Dilator: FSA Eligibility
What is a dilator?
A dilator is a tube-shaped device that is designed to stretch the vagina. Dilators are used for a multitude of reasons. One of the most common causes of needing a vaginal dilator is due to gynecological cancer radiation damaging the vaginal wall and lining, causing discomfort and making the vagina less flexible (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center).Dilators can help those with vaginal agenesis, a condition in which a vagina might not have fully developed, by allowing the person to stretch and widen the vagina that is there, creating a neovagina (International Society for Sexual Medicine).