It’s understandable to feel a little nervous before your first gynae visit, but the good news is that you don’t have to. To help put you at ease, here’s a handy guide to exactly what you can expect at your first check-up.
Nothing puts a handbrake on summer sexy times like a yeast infection. Itchy, irritating and sometimes painful, it’s the last thing you want when you’re looking to have carefree fun in the sun – and under the sheets!
Cervical cancer may be one of the deadliest forms of the disease, but it’s also highly preventable – and you can detect its presence even before it turns into cancer.
You’ve tried tea, hot water bottles, medication, napping, chocolate, yelling, crying, more medication, more tea, and more chocolate, and then capped it all off with a glass or two of wine. If you suffer from period pain, you’ll know you’ll try just about anything – and everything – to alleviate the pain.
For every person who loves the sound of gym shoes hitting a treadmill, there’s another who actively hates it. Loud, bustling and busy, gyms are not everyone’s cup of tea – or protein smoothie – but thankfully, they’re not the only place to get your health kicks.
Your vagina is pretty pro at taking care of itself, ridding itself of bad bacteria and keeping itself lubricated and clean. But when we make little health mistakes, we get in the way of its natural process and can inhibit its ability to keep itself healthy.
Did you know that your period could actually be revealing important things about the state of your health? Apart from letting you know that you aren’t pregnant, your monthly cycle may give you critical clues about various aspects of your body and its wellbeing, so pay attention if you notice any of these indicators.
Eating disorders are not a uniquely Western problem. Thanks to globalisation and urbanisation, the incidence of eating disorders is rapidly increasing in South Africa, and according to experts, rates of eating disorders are likely to soar as a result.
It may be one of the more difficult conversations you’ll have in your life, but covering the topic of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) with your partner – especially if you have one – is critical. Firstly, stay calm. These days, up to 50% of people will be affected by an STI at some point in…
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