Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common of three vaginal infections that fall under the category known as vaginitis. The other two infections are trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted disease, and the fungal infection commonly known as a yeast infection. READ MORE

The Wonderful World of Your Microbiome

What you need to know about keeping your gut and vaginal microbiomes in balance.

Your Health

Healing My Confidence and My Skin From Chronic Yeast Infection

I thought there was something wrong with my plus-sized female body, until I learned I wasn't alone in my struggle with chronic yeast.

Real Women, Real Stories

When Is Vaginal Discharge Abnormal?

Most women regularly experience vaginal discharge, making it difficult to know when the discharge is a concern. Here are signs that it's time to see your health care provider.

Your Health

Secrets Your Vagina Wants to Tell You

It may not be something that you regularly talk about, but it’s important to know what’s going on down there.

Your Health

What Is Causing Pain During Sex?

Dryness, irritation and a tearing feeling during sex are common symptoms of vulvodynia. It may be difficult to diagnose, but it can be treated.

Menopause & Aging Well

Summer May Mean More Yeast Infections

A side effect of hot summer days is more yeast infections because yeast thrives in warm, moist environments. Learn how you can avoid these uncomfortable infections.

Your Health

How Is Bacterial Vaginosis Treated?

Explore all of your bacterial vaginosis treatment options and learn how to get rid of BV.

Your Health

Does Your Vagina Burn During Sex?

If your vagina burns during sex, you may have this condition.

Sexual Health

How Your Vagina Changes in Midlife

As you age, your vagina—due mostly to decreased estrogen levels—can become dry or irritated, which can cause pain during sex. This does not need to be the norm.

Menopause & Aging Well