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Painful Intercourse: The Basics You Need to Know

Painful intercourse (also known as dyspareunia) can cause problems in a couple’s sexual relationship. Aside from the physical pain that a woman experiences during intercourse, there are also possible negative emotional effects. Thus, the problem should be addressed as soon as it arises.   Symptoms Painful intercourse might make a woman feel the following: ... READ MORE

How to Prevent Yeast Infection

Some women cringe at the thought of having yeast infection. Not everyone, however, knows what it actually is. A yeast infection is an overgrowth of yeast in the vagina. This leads to uncomfortable symptoms such as:   *Burning and itching in and around the vagina *Burning sensation when urinating *Vaginal pain / discomfort during intercourse *Vaginal discharge   Yeast infections are ... READ MORE

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A Woman’s Weight and Fertility

There are different opinions on the matter of weight and fertility, but medical professionals (especially gynaecologists and reproductive endocrinologists) will tell you that weight DOES matter when it comes to fertility. Both underweight and overweight women tend to have a more challenging time conceiving. You might be surprised to know that the same is true for men.   Why, ... READ MORE

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Optimizing Your Vaginal Health

Women should understand how delicate the vagina is and just like most parts of the body, the vagina requires great care and maintenance in order to keep it healthy. Here are some tips on how you can optimize your vaginal health: Change pads and tampons regularly When you had your first period, you probably have heard this advice. Changing your pads and tampons every 3-4 hours defi ... READ MORE

Things You DON’T Say to Someone Who Had a Miscarriage

When someone you love loses a baby, you might also feel helpless and uncertain about what to say and how to approach them. Sometimes, you will not have the right words to say – no matter how good your intentions are. If you have never experienced the same loss for yourself, there is no way for you to know what that person needs at such a terrible time. Here are some of the things you should NEVER ... READ MORE