Premature ovarian failure is the loss of ovarian function, which can occur for a few different reasons.
A monsplasty is the removal of fat or skin from the mons pubis for cosmetic reasons.
Some ideas on how to make a soothing, healing essential oil suppository for inner vaginal cuts and tears.
Her vagina repair mission continues.
She is on a vagina repair mission.
A quick overview of Amsel’s criteria for diagnosis of BV using vaginal fluid samples.
We look at what your doctor is looking for when they do a wet mount in their office – ask them what they can see!
A quick overview of a clue cell.
Ever wondered why your period causes a flare-up of your BV symptoms? Iron in your period may be more important than just pH.
An overview of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, which appears after assisted reproduction techniques to stimulate ovulation.
This is the medical name for no periods, but due to three specific causes – being too skinny, over-exercising, and stress.
We go through the ways you can turn an old Nokia phone into a vibrator.
How to understand the difference between PCO and PCOS.
An overview of how your vulva and vagina changes throughout your life, from being a newborn to old age.
A quick look at the different options for moistening a dry vagina.
We look over a study that figured out that girls with older sisters got their periods later than girls without.
A quick chat about getting wasted and how this affects your microbial colonies.
We look over some ways to improve your good bacterial colonies using diet.
We review some key elements to keep your vagina safe from infections.
Figuring out how to manage stress when you are treating BV.
Here’s the rundown on fermented foods for your vaginal ecosystem.
A thyme-like herb was trialled against standard antibiotic treatment for BV, and has come out a bit under in a direct comparison.
A calendula cream was just as effective as antibiotics one week after application for BV.
Fluomizin is a vaginal tablet used for vaginal infections, primarily in the European Union.
Dequalinium chloride (Fluomizin) is a very solid general antimicrobial used vaginally for infections of all kinds.
E. faecium is a bacteria that can contribute to or cause vaginal or urinary tract infections.
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A psychologist is trialling a course for women to learn how to orgasm – free for a limited time!
Easy reference table for determining your vaginal infection.
Megasphaera species are highly correlated with bacterial vaginosis.
S. pneumoniae is not a bacterium normally found in the vagina, and infection can be serious.
Perineal tearing is on the rise, though the reasons remain unclear.
An overview of treating vulvar and vaginal tears caused by sex, fingering, masturbating or misadventure.
We examine the antimicrobial properties of colloidal silver and discuss the possible efficacy of colloidal silver in vulvovaginal infections.
We look over the research discussing the effects of meditation on female sexual desire and function.
We take a closer look at the effect of statins on libido.
Smegma can build up between the labia and around the clitoris – we explain how to remove it and prevent it.
Flu-like symptoms appear after orgasm.
Instructions on making vaginal or rectal suppositories and pessaries.
If your BV is stubborn for some underlying reason, we have a couple of tips to give you some symptom relief during your non-treatment times.
C. krusei is a rare cause of vulvovaginitis, typically appearing in women who have had multiple courses of other antifungals throughout their lives.
We take a look at what’s happening in the development of male contraceptives.
DPS is a condition caused by the weakening of the pelvic floor by chronic straining on the toilet.
A study looks at how long women were overweight or obese for, and their risk of certain cancers.
Vulvovaginal atrophy caused by menopause has an updated umbrella term – genitourinary symptoms of menopause (GSM).
A study looked into rates of certain types of female infertility and how that related to BV.
Researchers look into the sperm quality of infertile men carrying G. vaginalis.
A couple of older studies look at G. vaginalis in the urethras of men.
An old study examines gentian violet’s antimicrobial properties against Gram-negative bacteria.
How to be more the boss of who has your first born.
Understanding the ins and outs of home pregnancy tests.
News update on abortion law and social changes ahead for 2018.
How an egg and sperm turns into a baby.
Using the vagina as a drug delivery system has got legs – should we be using this more often?
You can feel where you’re at in your cycle by feeling your cervix – high, soft and wet? Maybe you’re ovulating.
Learn how to touch your own cervix, and use it to figure out what’s happening in your menstrual cycle.
Precocious puberty is the early onset of pubic hair, breasts, vulvar changes and height.
Learn about breakthrough bleeding while you’re on the pill – why it happens and what you can do about it.
We explain why you are told to take a 7-day break from the contraceptive pill, ring or patch, and what withdrawal and breakthrough bleeding are.
Ever wondered how stress affects your hormones?
We discuss the idea of BV-bacteria being transmissible by mouth. It’s not impossible, but it’s not our first port of call.
Premular is our favourite evidence-based herbal medicine to effectively treat PMS and PMDD.
Understanding the difference between PMS and PMDD.
Secondary dysmenorrhoea is period pain caused by an underlying health condition, and is treated differently to regular period pain.
Pads and panty liners are an option for when you have your period to collect blood.
A fluconazole-resistant species of yeast that can cause vulvovaginal yeast infections.
Cyclic vaginitis is recurrent symptoms that follow the predictable pattern of your menstrual cycle.
Gentian violet can be used as a treatment for some vaginal infections. Messy, but great!
Learn about Betadine vaginal applications.
Learn about vulvovaginal Candida glabrata infections and how to treat them effectively.
An overview of the use of povidone-iodine (Betadine) vaginally.
Vitamin D supplementation can help women who have asymptomatic BV, but it has no effect on those with recurrent BV.
Pregnancy categories in the USA, Australia and Germany.
Understanding why some antibiotics may interact badly when you drink with them.
Overview of clinical trials.
Understand the main groups of antibiotics.
Understanding the role of insulin in PCOS and how to manage it.
We examine the evidence regarding the effect of antibiotic treatment of male sexual partners of women with BV.
Foreskins harbour BV-causing bacteria.
Enterococcus faecalis is associated with bacterial vaginosis, and should be tested for using PCR testing in unresponsive BV.
Find out what to ask for when you go to the doctor to get tested for BV.
We give examples of what 600mg of boric acid looks like if you don’t have it in capsules already.
We go over the ins and outs of heating coconut oil to make your treatments.
An overview of Balance Activ gel and pessaries.
How to use Jarro-Dophilus vaginally – there’s more to it than you think!
How to dilute hydrogen peroxide to a 6 per cent mix using a 35 per cent dilution.
Itching, burning, painful sex, inflammation – maybe your symptoms are inflammatory vaginitis.
We discuss how to use borax to help unfuse labia in lichen sclerosus.
Research project needs anyone involved in lichen sclerosus – patients, carers, doctors.
We discuss the idea of female virgins being better to have sex with.
Wondering if you are pregnant or not? Here’s our list of how you do and don’t get pregnant.
Apple cider vinegar can not heal cuts or tears, and in fact will only make it worse. See what your options are.
How to deal with an antibiotic-driven yeast infection.
We run you through aerobic vaginitis – different to, but usually mistaken for, BV, with yellow, thick discharge, itching and inflammation.
Syringomas are small white or yellow bumps that appear on the vulva, eyelids, upper cheeks and other areas.
Genital warts are almost always caused by a variant of the HPV virus.
We review some causes of excessive vaginal discharge.
Smoking can cause immunity issues via various mechanisms, meaning smokers may be more prone to infections than non-smokers.
We choose the herbs in our teas really carefully.
Our relaxing tea can be tailored to your needs using dose – if you want to be more relaxed, add more herb to your hot water!