Are you experiencing pain before, during, and after you have sex? The medical term is dyspareunia. The cause may be due to a variety of physical and/or emotional factors, and the treatment depends on the specific underlying cause.
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Childbirth is possibly the most personal experience for women. Today, there are more childbirth options for expectant mothers than ever before. Read through our Blog for interesting experiences, problems and solutions regarding pregnancy and women’s wellness.
There are several different types of hormonal contraceptive methods. The differences between them involve the type of hormone; the amount of hormone, and the way the hormone enters your body. All of them are highly effective at preventing unintended pregnancies.
Ah, the festive season is upon us again. A time filled with the chaos of visiting extended family and friends, rushing at the last minute to find presents and making everything perfect for your guests. Unfortunately, the constant hustle-and-bustle can get in the way of emotional and sexual intimacy between you and your partner. Luckily,…
An ectopic pregnancy arises when the fertilised egg implants and begins to grow, outside of the uterus. It cannot be left untreated as it can cause life-threatening bleeding. Here’s everything you need to know about an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy usually occurs in one of your fallopian tubes (the tube that carries the fertilised…
The Abortion Stigma in South Africa There is a global stigma attached to the word ‘abortion’. It carries negative connotations such as ‘dirty’, ‘embarrassment’ and ‘humiliation’; this leads to women seeking ‘backstreet’ abortions, which are illegal, unsafe and often ineffective. Today, we’re fighting back in an effort to erase abortion stigma in South Africa.
Why don’t we talk about sex? It’s imperative that teens know about the potential consequences of having unsafe sex. It can affect your future, your health and even put your life in jeopardy. Whether it’s due to lack of information or social stigma, tiptoeing around the subject stops right here, right now!
Your first visit to a gynaecologist can be daunting, especially when you know you’ll be discussing personal information and having your reproductive organs examined. Don’t worry. Once you know what to expect, you’ll feel much better. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, a woman’s first visit to a gynae should be between…
Over the years, there has been a debate about whether shaving pubic hair is safe. Actress Cameron Diaz has supported the notion that hair grows on the pubic region for a reason and so she doesn’t believe pubic hair should be shaved. However, popular culture seems to disagree with Diaz. Many women’s health magazine articles …
Breasts, lungs and the pancreas are organs that are commonly associated with cancer, but did you know that you can also get vaginal cancer? Even though it is rare, it’s essential to know about the causes, symptoms and prevention methods. Let’s discuss.
There is a variety of different types of female contraceptives. Short-acting? Long-acting? It can be quite daunting to decide which one is best for you. In this article, we’re going to discuss a long-acting form of female contraception called an intrauterine device, also known as an IUD.
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