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Should I “clean-up” after my period?

September 22, 2016 | by Missy

You won’t believe the questions I receive about having a clean vagina: “How do I clean all my girl parts?” “Do any of these products actually work to clean my vagina?” “Why do I feel dirty after my period?” I’ll get right to the point because it only takes one quick Google search to hear […]

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Overcoming Pelvic Pain – Part One

September 21, 2016 | by Erin Jackson

Women’s Health Foundation is honored to be collaborating with guest blogger Erin Jackson.  Her personal story is inspiring and will motivate patients and doctors alike to approach pelvic pain in a new way.   Overcoming pelvic pain meant becoming ‘me’ for the first time.   Before delving into my tortured history of pelvic pain, I […]

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Men vs. Women: The Great Pee Debate

September 15, 2016 | by Vincent Vitale

Guest blogger Kelley Smith answers the debate over the best way to pee. Kelley is a former high school biology teacher and earned her medical degree in 2003. The following is an actual conversation I have had with my husband (H) more than once.  At the risk of being labeled “odd,” or “really odd,” or “odd […]

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Surprising Physical Therapy Needed by More and More Teens

September 8, 2016 | by Vincent Vitale

Hey gals!  I’m a physical therapist specializing in women’s health and pelvic physical therapy.  I’ve seen a trend of more and more female teen athletes leaking urine.  They come to our clinic feeling embarrassed and concerned because their leaks usually happen while playing sports. If you are like me, you also may have had this happen.  […]

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Dishing the Dirt on Urinary Tract Infections

September 1, 2016 | by Vincent Vitale

  Let’s start with busting Myth #1 about urinary tract infections (UTI) — it does not mean you’re dirty.  It only means that some bacteria has made its way inside your body.  Where it doesn’t belong.  Where it’s causing all kinds of trouble.  Now, bacteria is kind of like invisible dirt, but it doesn’t count […]

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I Have Varicose Veins Where?!

August 25, 2016 | by Jill Grech

  That’s right.  In your vagina.  Take a moment to absorb that this can even happen.  Well, you may not have varicose veins in your vagina, but many women do. The official term is Pelvic Venous Flow Disorder (PVFD). Often referred to as Pelvic Congestion Syndrome; occasionally called Pelvic Venous Congestion Syndrome; often described as vaginal […]

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When Looks Matter: Solving the Poop Puzzle

August 18, 2016 | by Vincent Vitale

Holistic nutritionist, Joy McCarthy, has won me over with her fearless, brass tacks poop talk. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, she has a thriving practice and a beautiful website that includes delicious-looking, healthy recipes (check out Detox Veggie Bowl with Dijon Maple Dressing). Her popular post, What Your Poo Says About You!, tells us that “just like your eyes are the […]

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The Blue Waffles Myth

August 16, 2016 | by Molly

  As an educator for Women’s Health Foundation’s Adolescent Pelvic Health Program, I get a lot of what I call “Guinness Book of World Record” comments and stories.  These tales are so outlandish, they would definitely make the record book if true.  An example of what I hear? “My sister’s boyfriend’s cousin knows this girl […]

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