For Parents

Navigating the care of a small child’s genitals is not always easy, especially if you are not just new to a child’s vagina, but vaginas in general. We are trying to make things easier for you by providing straightforward tips and advice for as many scenarios as we can dream up, including all the wonderful varieties of parents out there.

If you don’t know what a labia is, we’ll teach you; if you want to get into the structure of the epithelial layers, we can go there too. We stick to vaginas, so everything and anything to do with the female genitalia, we will get to in our quest to provide you with the best information on All Things Vagina.

Precocious puberty

Precocious puberty is the early onset of pubic hair, breasts, vulvar changes and height.

Mycoplasma infections in children

Mycoplasma bacteria are very tiny microbes that lack a cell wall, but instead have a unique cell membrane not found in other microbes or viruses. In fact Mycoplasma species were once thought to be viruses they were so small, and could fit through bacterial filters....

Turner Syndrome

Turner syndrome is what life looks like with a missing X chromosome.

Vaginal dilators

We discuss the uses of vaginal dilators, including recommendations by experts on how to use dilators.

Vaginal Müllerian cysts

Mullerian cysts are caused either by an anatomical hiccup or appear after trauma to the vagina like childbirth.

Obstructed uterine horn

An obstructed uterine horn is an anatomical abnormality whereby the uterus is not connected properly with the cervix and vaginal tissues.

Kallmann syndrome

Kallmann syndrome is a genetic disorder characterised by no sense of smell and late/no puberty.

Group B Strep vaginitis

Got itching and burning that just won’t go away? Learn about group B Strep – the bug doctors probably won’t test you for.

Vulvar eczema

Vulvar eczema can be caused by a few things, just like regular eczema on other parts of your body.

Behçet disease

Behçet syndrome is a complex, mysterious disease that presents with ulcerations across the body – mouth, genitals, vascular system.

Pubic lice (crabs, pediculosis)

Pubic lice – crabs – are an infestation of the pubic hair with a small louse. They are reasonably easy to treat, but can be persistent.

Congenital syphilis

Congenital syphilis is completely treatable, but untreated, can cause serious and permanent health problems.

Reifenstein syndrome

Reifenstein syndrome is an androgen insensitivity syndrome occurring in foetal development that results in improper sex organ development in boys.

Ambiguous genitalia

Ambiguous genitals means it’s really hard to tell if a child is a boy or a girl, and there are a handful of common causes of this anatomical abnormality.

Epispadias in girls

Epispadias is a birth defect in boys and girls whereby the genitals are improperly formed, affecting the urethra and sometimes the bladder and other structures.

Bladder exstrophy

Bladder exstrophy is a condition a child is born with whereby the bladder is on the outside of the body, and other pelvic structures are not properly formed.

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Urethral prolapse

Urethral prolapse is an uncommon condition that is completely treatable in most cases.

Gartner’s duct cysts

Gartner’s duct cysts are caused by a duct that should no longer exist after we are born.


Ureteroceles are a birth defect affecting the ureters, resulting in problems with urine flow.

Gishiri cutting

Gishiri cutting is a form of genital mutilation that involves cutting down the back wall of the vagina.

Lichen sclerosus (LS)

LS is an autoimmune skin condition of the vulva and anal area that can cause serious scarring and the vaginal folds to fuse.

STIs in children

Statistics show that about 10% of sexually abused children have an STI.

Children’s yeast infections

Young girls rarely get vaginal yeast infections, but if they do, we have a couple of solutions for you to get rid of it and treat the cause.

Children’s UTIs

Treatment of a UTI in a young girl is going to depend on how bad the infection is.

Post-birth vag

Nobody wants to talk about it. Here’s the nitty gritty on all the terrible things you can expect vagina-wise after you give birth.

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