February is the month of love. That means the birds are doing it, the bees are doing it… Everyone will be getting it on this Valentine’s month, but before the fever of love raises the temperature, it may prove sensible to pause for a moment and give some thought to your reproductive health.
* This article was originally written for BabyYumYum.
Vaginal discharge is one of the most common reasons women book a visit to their gynaecologist. Depending on the appearance and characteristics of the discharge, it can be an indication of a bacterial or viral infection, but it might also just be a symptom of the normal workings of your body and nothing to be concerned about. So, when should you worry?
Vaccines against cervical cancer have permeated news and social media platforms over the last few years. There has also been a new hype around it since the South African Government announced that 9-year old school girls at underprivileged schools will be vaccinated for free. The first round of the annual HPV programme for public schools, conducted by the Department of Health in conjunction with Department of Education, was scheduled for 21 February to 28 March 2017.
What is Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)?
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is the name of a condition in women where the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of certain bacteria. It is sometimes accompanied by discharge, odour, pain, itching, or burning. BV is the most common vaginal infection in women of childbearing age.
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