It’s normal for the vagina to have bacteria, and that is in part what keeps a healthy balance and pH. However, when there is an imbalance, the vagina can become inflamed. Read on to learn about what bacterial vaginosis is, what causes it, and what treatments are available.
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD), also commonly known as “Trich.” It is very common and can be cured with medication. Trichomoniasis is spread by a type of tiny parasite.
Despite the general increase in the number of STDs and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the country at large, a condition closely related to STDs has actually seen a decline in the number of cases: pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
The Office on Women’s Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, estimates that between 20%-80% of women will develop uterine fibroids by the time they are 50 years old.
It’s estimated that between 70 and 75 percent of women will have vulvovaginal candidiasis at some point in their lifetime, with 40 to 45 percent having recurring cases. Also known as a yeast infection, this is a common gynecological problem that is easily treated by an OB/GYN or even a primary care physician.
Worldwide, statistics show that cervical cancer is the fourth-leading deadliest cancer among women. However, cervical cancer is preventable. Read on to learn more about Pap smears, what to expect during the procedure, and how often you should be tested.
Birth control is the use of various treatments or methods to prevent pregnancy. Learn more about your birth control options for preventing conception or pregnancy.
Sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea can be difficult to talk about, but it’s important to discuss them openly in order to understand the risks and treatments. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent serious illness and protect you from permanent damage.
It is estimated that endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women during their reproductive years in their lifetime. Worldwide, that means it affects roughly 175 million women per year.
Conversations about sexually transmitted diseases can be tough. But those conversations are important, especially because you could have an STD without even knowing it