A girl who gets her period early may wind up having sex at a younger age, as well as have an earlier pregnancy and higher vulnerability to some sexually transmitted infections, according to a new study.
Gwyneth Paltrow is not one to shy away from discourse about her vagina. But an acclaimed gynecologist has come forward to blast Paltrow’s latest obsession.
Trump's bro-talk dehumanizes women, experts say. And they fear its repercussions if he's elected president.
While uterine fibroids aren’t standard info covered in Women’s Bodies 101, they should be: Up to 70 percent of all women are likely to get them in their lifetime.
Grace DiChristina in the outfit she wore to the gym. One Santa Clara University student is speaking out against a gym dress code — and the bizarre reasons behind it. When she asked a supervisor why, she wrote on Facebook, she was given two reasons.
After Texas cut government funding for Planned Parenthood in 2013, researchers saw a decrease in effective, long-term birth control prescriptions being filled.
Just the idea of being tested for a sexually transmitted infection is overwhelming for some, and that can keep people from being tested at all.
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These 12 facts — pulled from research, sex experts, and the darkest corners of the Internet — will help you feel more comfortable with whatever you’re packing under the hood.
The supposed reasoning behind it: The right blend of herbs can control yeast overgrowth, tighten your vagina, and help relieve conditions such as fibroids, bacterial vaginosis, and endometriosis.
Anytime bodily fluids are coming out of someone, it’s uncomfortable. Blood coming out from the mysterious nether regions is particularly unsettling, and to many, men and women, a little gross. For most women periods take up three to five days each month for around four decades. That adds up, so women and their partners are almost guaranteed to want to have sex at some point during that time.
Three out of 4 women will experience a vaginal yeast infection at some point in their lifetime, and almost half of women will have two or more infections, according to a 2010 article published in Clinical Microbiology Reviews. Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of the microscopic, yeast-like fungus Candida. This parasitic fungus lives almost everywhere, says Dr. Scott Sullivan, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical University of South Carolina.