Bacterial Vaginosis

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

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Fast Facts: What You Need to Know About Recurrent Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (Chronic Yeast Infection)

What happens when you just can’t shake a yeast infection?

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Gynecological Procedures Can Be a Real Pain

Why aren’t women who are undergoing painful GYN procedures routinely offered pain management?

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Fast Facts: What You Need to Know About Vaginismus

If your vagina won't let anything in, you're not broken. You may have vaginismus. Read what you can do to help.

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Why You Need to Advocate for Yourself and Create a Pain Management Treatment Plan Before Surgery

You may be taking opioids unnecessarily. A conversation with your doctors on your pain management options can help.

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Fast Facts: Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Management After Common Surgeries for Women

Learn what to consider when it comes to pain management options

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Fast Facts: What You Need to Know About Vaginal Prolapse

This condition can be embarrassing and intrusive, but it can be treated

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Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer

Unlike breast cancer, cervical cancer may not be a female disease you hear about every day. However, both cervical cancer and the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer—HPV—are prevalent and worth every woman's attention. READ MORE

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The Wonderful World of Your Microbiome

The Wonderful World of Your Microbiome

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

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Healing My Confidence and My Skin From Chronic Yeast Infection

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.

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A renowned gynecologist urges caution before undergoing cosmetic surgery on your lady parts. There's no proof that labiaplasty surgery enhances sensation, and it does carry risks.

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Menopause: What's Happening to My Vagina?

What's Happening to My Vagina During Menopause?

A group of menopausal symptoms previously known as vulvovaginal atrophy and now known genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM or GUSM) can cause vaginal dryness and other problems.

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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.

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