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!).
Polish women can now get free emergency contraceptive prescriptions from Women on Waves after a short online consultation.
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.
Thyroid problems and PCOS can both interfere with ovulation, causing infertility. How can you tell which you have?
Insulin resistance is where the cells of your body become resistant to the effects of the hormone insulin.
An abortion ship is providing free medical abortions to women in Mexico up until 23 April 2017. Call 755 980 0548 for help.
Guys, you are spreading the bacteria that cause fishy-smelling vaginas around with bareback sex! Here’s the proof, and what to do about it.
Prevotella is a bacteria commonly found in the mouth, but it can also live in the genital tract.
Cervical hypoplasia is an anatomical abnormality that results in a malformed cervix.
Uterine hypoplasia is the undeformed or absent uterus, an anatomical abnormality often found in conjunction with MRKH.
Got a vagina or reproductive-related problem? Want a second opinion? We are now offering naturopathic consultations!
Your urine pH may need to be more neutral – not acidic, not alkaline – to protect against UTIs.
Ever wondered why you can’t figure out how to take your probiotics? We discuss and give you our definitive answer.
We explain what is really behind acne and how to fix it.
Polycystic ovaries are ovaries with many cyst-like structures on them, though whether they are true cysts or not will depend on investigations.
Learning that you have PCOS and may have difficulty conceiving can be a shock and difficult to deal with. Luckily, medical help is not the only way to fall pregnant and your ovaries can return to normal function. We explain.
If you have a loose vag or stress urinary incontinence, or know someone who does, there are now noninvasive (nonsurgical) ways to treat these issues from the cells up.
This study found that numbers of L. crispatus before and after the IUD was inserted were more or less the same.
Hyperreactio luteinalis is a rare, benign ovarian condition often mistaken for ovarian cancer.
Got a lump or bump? We have a short list of lumpy bumpy problems and help you figure out what you should do about it.
Little pearly bumps appeared on your vulva, but you can’t figure out what they are? They could be the virus molluscum contagiosum.
We go over ovarian cysts and explain what they are and how they are treated.
Women with BV more often have an inflamed endometrial lining than those without BV.
How is endometritis different to PID? We discuss what endometritis is and how it’s treated.
We look at a case study and discuss how and why H. pylori could be responsible for your BV.
We look at research into the sexual transmission of H. pylori and how it could be a cause of bacterial vaginosis and urethritis.
A study looks into vitamin C for a treatment for changing the pH of the vagina and restoring healthy microflora in women (including pregnant women).
A new study is seeking participants for a novel lichen sclerosus treatment, PRP.
Worse outcomes were found in women who had the same sex partner before and after BV treatment, but better outcomes in those on oestrogen-based birth control.
A study looks into the difference between BV vaginas and healthy vaginas in terms of metabolites.
This is the surgery to implant mesh into the vagina and pelvis to hold internal organs and the vagina in place.
This procedure involves inserting mesh in a pelvic surgery using a specialised robot, with a surgical team present.
We explain one prolapse repair surgery.
We explain the most common types of vaginal prolapse.
Research: myo-inositol with folic acid improves hirsutism, acne and irregular periods in women with PCOS
A short review of two different research studies showing the benefits of myo-inositol with folic acid for PCOS.
We explain how laser hair removal works if you have unwanted hair caused by hirsutism.
Fixing PCOS – truly fixing it – is a combination effort. We explain.
We explain PCOS in a bit more detail.
How to tell if you have PCOS
A quick tour of boric acid research in the vagina.
A 24-year-old man wants to know how to give his girlfriend a vaginal orgasm. We review some ideas on how to get her there.
We discuss why H. pylori infections – and their medical treatments – can result in BV.
Your questions answered about how the pill works and its side-effects.
Don’t want to take the pill? Weigh up the pros and cons of the alternatives here…
Not sure what is in your contraceptive? Find out here.
Condyloma lata refers to the warts that appear in the secondary form of syphilis.
A brief overview of Darier disease.
A look at cervical cancer.
Not sure what to eat? Print this handy chart and keep it nearby.
A 14-year-old wants to know if her hymen still exists and what sex will feel like. We explain.
A quick overview of Estrace vaginal cream for atrophic vaginitis.
This vaginal probiotic contains the strain Lactobacillus crispatus, which can be difficult to find in regular women’s probiotics.
BV trial now taking participants in San Francisco.
Makes you want to go for a drive, doesn't it? ...
What is your gynaecologist really looking for when they look at your cervix?
A cockscomb cervix appears with large ridges or folds of fibrous tissue, and is considered benign.
We take a closer look at latex allergy.
Adnexal torsion is the twisting of the ovary causing sudden and severe pain.
Viral shedding is where a virus makes virus babies that are popped out of cells, setting out to find their own cells to replicate in, and pop out their own viral babies.
The link between HIV, BV and HSV-2 may not be as it seems.
EBV can be a cause of vulvar ulcers, particularly in younger girls.
Ureaplasma is an antibiotic-resistant infection that can affect the urogenital tract of women and men. We discuss its basic components in women.
Mycoplasma refers to a few species of bacteria that can reside in and infect the female genital tract, with several species resistant to antibiotics.
Learn about Gram staining and how it’s used to figure out what’s living in your vagina.
Learn how BV attacks the mucous plug that keeps your baby safe.
This bacteria can cause infections in women. Learn the scientific elements of this tiny bacterium.
Want to know more about how BV bacteria interact with each other? Read this. It’s really interesting!
Warning for anyone having protected sex in Chile!
Once upon a time, I thought I could solve a genital mismatch with vaginal tightening gel.
Ever wondered what made your vagina smell like fish? We explain.
There are no guarantees when it comes to preventing tears and an episiotomy during childbirth, but you can certainly up your chances of staying intact.
Itchy? Learn the causes of vulvar itching.
Vulvar itching and lesions are an uncommon element of lupus in some women.
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 can be caused by a few things, just like regular eczema on other parts of your body.
Women with sexual dysfunction now have added options for having better sexual experiences and more intense orgasms.
A young woman has what appears to be a post-antibiotics yeast infection. Here’s how to fix it.
Making your junk sparkle.
Conservative approaches to naming body parts – including genitals – are having a negative impact on our kids.
We discuss vaginal steaming, why you’d do it, and if it works.
Stop letting your vulva be a mystery to you! Here’s how to investigate.
DNase disrupts biofilms created by G. vaginalis, but it is not available for us just yet.
Easy, cheap, at-home treatments for minor vaginal yeast infections.
Ever wondered if you should add essential oils into your fermented milk drinks? Here food science tells us what happens to the bacteria when you add antibacterial essential oils.
We look at the study results of biofilm formation in the mouth and how coconut can interrupt it.
Retrocyclin can interrupt new biofilm formation and G. vaginalis-mediated cell death, but it cannot interrupt established biofilms or kill bacteria.
If you are confused about consent, we explain.
This is the complete guide to catching an STD on purpose.
Ever wondered just how important your underwear is to your vaginal condition? We explain.
Good sex (with an ostomy in your belly).
An AP resection is surgery to remove part of your colon and vagina, then refashion it.
A guide for parents on how to kindly and lovingly support a child going through the perfectly normal step of questioning their sexuality.
Cycling – long-distance or at the gym – can cause your vulva to become irritated, inflamed, numb, or painful.
This procedure removes the bladder, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, the front wall of the vagina, and the urethra.
A radical hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, cervix, ligaments, and the top section of the vagina. It may or may not include one or both ovaries or fallopian tubes.
This procedure is the complete removal of all of your pelvic organs.
Chemotherapy in your pelvis can have a few unexpected or uncomfortable impacts on your sex life.
A short outline of the Nugent score and how it is determined.
What does it mean to be cissexist? We have made a basic list.
The Gardasil vaccine is used in boys and girls up to age 26 to protect against various HPV strains.