How to deal with common vaginal infections
Vaginal infections are pretty common. They occur on both the vagina and the vulval area, hence the medical descriptive term vulvo-vaginitis or vulvo-vaginal infections (VVIs). Women and girls of all ages can be affected. Yeast (or fungal) infection is the commonest cause of VVIs. About 75% of women will get a yeast infection at some point in their lifetime. Bacterial infections will affect a further 30% of women. A host of viruses and other parasites can also cause VVIs.
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There are many management options for miscarriages
Once a miscarriage has been diagnosed, a discussion needs to take place about how to manage the situation. It’s best to discuss with your regular gynecologist, or a nurse specialized in the management of early pregnancy problems. The first thing to understand is that you are not at any significant risk, and there is usually no urgency in deciding what to do. The only exception to this principle is in cases where there is heavy bleeding, which is uncommon.
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Reversible contraceptive methods are safe
Many women have some initial anxieties about the use of contraceptives. Most of such anxieties are however based on inadequate information, or even from biased anecdotes. The safety of reversible contraceptives is not in question. Not only do they prevent unwanted pregnancies, but contraceptives are also linked to a multitude of other health benefits.
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Prepare your pre-teens for their upcoming periods
It may help to start the conversation by explaining the normal pubertal changes. By now, she must have gone through several physical changes that include breast development. The onset of monthly periods comes next in line. It signifies the maturation of reproductive organs, signaling the capability to reproduce. You shouldn’t be surprised if you find the task of explaining pubertal changes much easier than you thought. After all school biology lessons should already have covered pubertal development to some extent.
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Persistent Genital Arousal disorder
Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD), originally called Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS) and also known as Restless Genital Syndrome (ReGS or RGS), results in a spontaneous, persistent, and uncontrollable genital arousal in women, with or without orgasm or genital engorgement, unrelated to any feelings of sexual desire.
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