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.
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!
We have chosen our teas very carefully according to impact and flavour. Here is our rationale for the ingredients in Aunt Vadge's Balancing Act hormone balancing tea. Almost all herbs in this blend are 100 per cent certified organic ingredients Organic Calendula...
We take a closer look at the clinical evidence for the use of passionflower as an anti-anxiety.
A small lab study looked at the ability of tea tree oil and coconut vinegar to inhibit the growth of the biofilms of and kill Gardnerella vaginalis.
P. aeruginosa is a common cause of urinary tract infections and common in people who have been hospitalised.
A study looks into vaginal inflammation, BV and the relationship with HIV transmission.
A study looks a little closer at Mobiluncus curtisii and its role in bacterial vaginosis.
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....
An enzyme present in vaginas with BV breaks down the mucous layer so the bacteria can adhere to the vaginal cells.
A study looked at the effectiveness of using boric acid suppositories as well as an antibiotic for removal of the bacterial biofilm that causes recurrent bacterial vaginosis.
Asexuality is the absence of sexual attraction – not the absence of sex, love, or romance.
Chitosan was much more effective at disrupting biofilms (in the lab) than polycarbophil gels.
P. bivia is associated with BV and the higher pH found in BV-affected vaginas.
Allen-Masters syndrome is characterised by pelvic pain caused by trauma.
Fox-Fordyce disease is a benign sweat gland condition that can affect the groin and genitals.
Vulvar folliculitis is an inflamed, infected hair follicle on the vulva.
Vulvar or vaginal endometriomas are painful cysts that occur due to endometriosis.
Proteus infection ranges from a simple UTI to sepsis, and requires immediate, thorough treatment.
We run through the gist of hormone replacement therapy and hormone treatments for women.
If you are skinny, smoke, eat too much fibre or over-exercise, you could be at risk of your periods stopping due to relative oestrogen deficiency.
Treating M. genitalium can be tricky so longer treatments with antibiotics are recommended, with specific types most effective.
Circumcised penises result in less infection issues in female sexual partners.
There appears to be a relationship between Mycoplasma hominis and Gardnerella vaginalis.
A study has found a strong association between BV and M. genitalium.
There are some key elements to what you put in your mouth and how it affects your oestrogen levels.
Treating endometriosis can be tricky, with a handful of medical and naturopath treatment strategies, often used in combination.
Period pain can have a specific cause, but treatment varies depending on what’s going on with you – it’s not always as it seems.
This is a genetic blip that flips the tables on a person’s sexual characteristics from birth.
We discuss ovotesticular DSD and its outcomes in children.
Dermatographia is an allergy to friction or touch, with severe itching and possibly red welts appearing on the vulva.
An ovarian endometrioma is where menstrual blood and endometrial cells find their way into the ovary, developing a problematic cyst over time.
A dermoid cyst is a growth in the ovary that contains hair, teeth, bone, and other tissue.
Here we list the examples of benign ovarian masses, either tumours or cysts.
A cystadenoma is a (generally) benign tumour on one or both ovaries.
A corpus luteum cyst is most often a benign cyst caused by ovulation that will resolve itself over a period of weeks.
We discuss the uses of vaginal dilators, including recommendations by experts on how to use dilators.
Vaginal stenosis (narrowing of the vagina) due to cancer treatments can cause sexual problems.
Study: OVERcome (olive oil, vaginal exercise and moisturiser) – alleviating sexual problems in women with breast cancer
A combination of olive oil, vaginal moisturiser and pelvic-floor relaxation exercises was tested and works well for women suffering sexual problems after breast cancer treatments.
Review: Jarro-Dophilus Women probiotic with L. crispatus, L. jensenii, L. gasseri and L. rhamnosus – 5bn, 10bn CFUs
Jarrow has finally burst the L. crispatus bubble with their new probiotic product for women.
Mullerian cysts are caused either by an anatomical hiccup or appear after trauma to the vagina like childbirth.
Scleroderma is an autoimmune condition that can affect the vulva.
There are two main types of ovarian cancers, with survival rates variable depending largely on what stage the cancer is discovered at.
We take a closer look at uterine sarcomas (uterine cancers).
A yeast allergy can manifest in the vagina and vulva causing itching and burning, and being totally missed by your doctor.
Squamous cell vulvar cancers are becoming less lethal as treatments improve.
Vulvar cancers are reasonably rare for the most part, but usually get diagnosed late, making vulvar cancer more deadly than it ought to be.
Vulvar and vaginal melanoma is a rare form of gynaecological cancer.
Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune condition that affects the mucous membranes, and can be fatal.
An obstructed uterine horn is an anatomical abnormality whereby the uterus is not connected properly with the cervix and vaginal tissues.
This bacterial infection can cause urethritis, vaginal bleeding, inflammation and vaginitis.
Mucous membrane pemphigoid is an autoimmune condition that affects mucous membranes, including those of the vulva.
Kallmann syndrome is a genetic disorder characterised by no sense of smell and late/no puberty.
Intertrigo is a skin rash that has a few different causes, from infections to inflammation.
The hymenal ring and tags can be a source of discomfort, pain and embarrassment for some women.
Hirsutism is excess hair growth in a male pattern, in women, typically due to excess androgens.
A molar pregnancy is characterised by a positive pregnancy test, but the growing foetus is actually a tumour.
PMDS is a disorder of sexual development that only affects males, but results in a person having a uterus and fallopian tubes.
Cauda equina syndrome is a nerve compression or damage issue in the lower spine, resulting in interruptions to bladder and bowel function.
Androgen excess is typically associated with PCOS, but can be due to other conditions of the ovaries, adrenals or pituitary gland.
We take a closer look at how androgens impact the female body and how they work.
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.
Your urine pH may need to be more neutral – not acidic, not alkaline – to protect against UTIs.