Are intimate hygiene products, such as 'feminine' washes and douches, safe to use? Why or why not? In this Spotlight feature, we investigate.
Most females experience at least some symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). This article explores the symptoms, causes, and treatments of PMS. We also discuss when to see a doctor about symptoms.
Bumps on the cervix are usually benign, or noncancerous, so they do not usually need treatment. In other cases, bumps can indicate cervical cancer, which will require treatment. Learn about the causes and treatments for bumps on the cervix here.
Endometriosis is a common chronic condition, though nobody knows what drives its development. A new study takes us a little closer to tackling its causes.
Shaving the hair around the vagina can sometimes cause razor burn, which can lead to skin irritation and pain. Razor burn tends to get better on its own, but trying home remedies and over-the-counter creams can help provide relief. Learn more about how to treat and prevent razor burn in the pubic area here.
A Pap smear is a routine test that doctors use to look for changes in the cervical cells. These changes may indicate cancer or precancer. Learn more about a Pap smear here.
Vaginal cuts and tears are common and can occur when a person is removing pubic hair or engaging in sexual activity. Minor cuts or tears are generally harmless and usually heal within a few days. However, a person with larger, deeper, or more numerous vaginal wounds may require medical treatment. Learn more here.
A menstrual cup is a product that people can use instead of pads or tampons during their periods. In this article, learn how menstrual cups work and how to use one.
Spotting before a period is usually harmless, and it may not always have a clear cause. However, it can sometimes be an early sign of pregnancy. Other possible causes can include hormonal fluctuations, starting a birth control pill, and perimenopause. Learn more here.
Areolas can be large or small, and they come in many different shapes and colors. They can also change over time, for example, with age or during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Learn more about areola size and reduction options here.