For women

Do you have experience with lichen sclerosus? Science needs you!

If you have lichen sclerosus, or care for or treat someone who does, this survey is for you. The James Lind Alliance Lichen Sclerosus Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) has been set up to identify and prioritise research questions that are important to people who have...

Aerobic vaginitis

We run you through aerobic vaginitis – different to, but usually mistaken for, BV, with yellow, thick discharge, itching and inflammation.

Genital warts caused by HPV

Genital warts are most often caused by HPV 6 and 11. You might see warts around your anus, vagina, inside the vagina, urethra or in your anal canal, or even in your throat. A doctor will find the hard-to-reach places. Warts (and skin changes) can occur on the...

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....

What does asexual mean?

Asexuality is the absence of sexual attraction – not the absence of sex, love, or romance.

Fox-Fordyce Disease

Fox-Fordyce disease is a benign sweat gland condition that can affect the groin and genitals.

Treating endometriosis

Treating endometriosis can be tricky, with a handful of medical and naturopath treatment strategies, often used in combination.

Endometrioma (chocolate) cysts

An ovarian endometrioma is where menstrual blood and endometrial cells find their way into the ovary, developing a problematic cyst over time.

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.

Ovarian Cancer

There are two main types of ovarian cancers, with survival rates variable depending largely on what stage the cancer is discovered at.

Vulvar cancers

Vulvar cancers are reasonably rare for the most part, but usually get diagnosed late, making vulvar cancer more deadly than it ought to be.

Pemphigus vulgaris

Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune condition that affects the mucous membranes, and can be fatal.

Obstructed uterine horn

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

Mucous membrane pemphigoid

Mucous membrane pemphigoid is an autoimmune condition that affects mucous membranes, including those of the vulva.

Kallmann syndrome

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

Cauda equina syndrome

Cauda equina syndrome is a nerve compression or damage issue in the lower spine, resulting in interruptions to bladder and bowel function.

Androgen excess in women

Androgen excess is typically associated with PCOS, but can be due to other conditions of the ovaries, adrenals or pituitary gland.

What is free bleeding?

Free bleeding is a term used to describe a lack of impediment of menstrual blood – a pad, tampon or menstrual cup – out of the body and into your clothes (or cool period undies!).

What is adrenal PCOS?

Sometime the excess androgens involved in PCOS are produced by the adrenal glands, not the ovaries. Find out how to deal with adrenal-androgen excess here.

What are polycystic ovaries?

Polycystic ovaries are ovaries with many cyst-like structures on them, though whether they are true cysts or not will depend on investigations.

Ovarian cysts

We go over ovarian cysts and explain what they are and how they are treated.

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