Jean Hailes November 2018 What’s Hot is the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health free monthly health article published with the permission of the Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH). Read more

Before and after menopause, changes can occur “down there”. About half the population have vaginas and vulvas, so let’s make it time to talk about vaginas and vulvas with the same ease we talk about arms and legs. Read more

Have you suffered in silence and not talked about your vaginal dryness, “burning, itching, or lack of lubrication during sexual activity”? Read more

Health Topics

“Vulvodynia, simply put, is chronic vulvar pain without an identifiable cause. The location, constancy and severity of the pain vary among sufferers”. Read more

“Any itching, burning or discomfort of the vulva
is often described as vulval irritation,
which is relatively common in women of all ages”. Read more

“For many women, vaginal atrophy not only
makes intercourse painful but also leads to
distressing urinary symptoms”. Read more

“It is best to let your vagina clean itself. The vagina cleans itself naturally by making mucous. The mucous washes away blood, semen, and vaginal discharge”. Read more

“The good news is that effective treatment options, such as nonhormone remedies or different forms of low-dose estrogen applied directly to the vagina, are available”. Read more

“Each woman’s vulva is unique in size, colour and appearance. No two look the same! It is also normal if there are noticeable differences between the left and right…”. Read more

“In general, the golden rule is: vaginal discharge is normal if the colour is clear, white or yellow, it is not smelly, and is not associated with vulval discomfort or tummy pain”. Read more

“Local estrogen therapy ameliorates the negative impact of vaginal atrophy on the intimate relationships of North American postmenopausal women and their…”. Read more

“Although vaginitis, or inflammation of the vagina, can result from estrogen-related vaginal atrophy, it can also be caused by a yeast or bacterial infection or by irritation from…”. Read more