Urogynaecological meshes sometimes known as transvaginal meshes are used to treat stress incontinence, a condition that can lead to women leaking from their bladder when doing impact activities such as running and jumping, or when sneezing or coughing. Mesh surgery has a low complication rate for incontinence. The meshes are also sometimes offered as a treatment for women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse.
In tandem with Smithsonian Museum Day, in which museums around the country offer free admission, the Museum is one of 10 in the city offering free entry. It is one of 55 museums in Pennsylvania and 24 in New Jersey participating. A public tour will highlight some of the most well-known objects in the Museum's galleries.
These are external links and will open in a new window. The common vaginal infection thrush can make life "hell" for millions of women worldwide, particularly if it keeps coming back, scientists are warning. According to University of Manchester research, recurrent thrush is a growing problem which can feel "like torture" if it isn't treated.
The community of bacteria in the vagina that is considered "healthy" for a woman can vary a lot between individuals, a new study suggests. The finding is contrary to the prevailing idea that some vaginal microbes are nearly universally good for a woman's health while others are bad. For example, doctors have said women need high levels of Lactobacillus bacteria, which produce lactic acid, in the vagina.
Steam from boiling water can cause scald injuries, even if you don't feel pain. Photo: Getty Images. Your vagina is not a tea pot.
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Vaginal lubrication is a naturally produced fluid that lubricates a woman's vagina. Vaginal lubrication is always present, but production increases significantly near ovulation and during sexual arousal in anticipation of sexual intercourse. Vaginal dryness is the condition in which this lubrication is insufficient, and sometimes artificial lubricants are used to augment it.
From the existence of the G-spot to the origin of multiple orgasms, female sexuality once mystified scientists. But as Linda Geddes discovers, radical experiments are finally revealing some answers. On my washing machine, there is a lock.
Despite the displays of female sexuality on the Internet, and scantily clad pop stars and models, the word vagina seems to remain taboo. In fact, myths and misinformation seem to surround the vagina. It can't.
Vaginal jade eggs have fast become a mascot for the new age and alternative medicine crowd, thanks largely to their promotion by the Gwyneth Paltrow-led lifestyle brand Goop. The polished gemstone eggs are inserted into the vagina and are ostensibly meant to be weights that can boost the effectiveness of kegel exercises, which strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Because these muscles support the bladder, rectum, and uterus, kegel exercises can help prevent urinary incontinence in women or men whose muscles have weakened, oftentimes due to things like childbirth, aging, and certain surgeries.