For Practitioners

This section is for practitioners of any discipline seeking greater understanding of specific issues using language you understand, with the research and practical experience to back it up. If you would like to request a fact sheet on any topic, please email us at and we’ll make one.

We will also be creating client fact sheets so you can print them and pass them over to patients as required.

What is genital shedding in herpes?

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.

Ureaplasma infection in women

Ureaplasma is an antibiotic-resistant infection that can affect the urogenital tract of women and men. We discuss its basic components in women.

Mycoplasma infections

Mycoplasma refers to a few species of bacteria that can reside in and infect the female genital tract, with several species resistant to antibiotics.

What is Gram staining?

Learn about Gram staining and how it’s used to figure out what’s living in your vagina.

Vulvar eczema

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

Types of pelvic relaxation syndromes

Pelvic relaxation syndromes cause tissue to move from one place, into another space that it is not supposed to occupy, due to lax ligaments, muscle, and tendons.

Unopposed oestrogen

Unopposed oestrogen can be dangerous, leading to certain types of cancers.

Behçet disease

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

STI testing

Getting an STI test is a good idea, especially if you (or your partner) likes sex with more than one person.

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.


Syphilis is an old-fashioned STD that has largely been eradicated due to antibiotics. However, you can still catch it.

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