Masturbation: the secret to a better life

According to the survey, conducted by Tokyo-based company Tenga, 42% of all respondents masturbate at least once a week, with

Common gynaecological conditions

International Gynaecological Awareness Day is the brainchild of Kath Mazzella, a courageous vulvar cancer survivor who has turned her pain

Dyslipidaemia and the postmenopausal woman: Calculating cardiovascular disease

The overall female population is ageing. Women in Canada can expect to live on average nearly 83 years, approximately 5

Are contraceptive implants the solution?

“A key concern when it comes to contraception in SA, is that in spite of a relatively wide range of

How pH affects intimate health

Healthy micro-organisms of the vagina There are several micro-organisms that inhabit a healthy vagina. These micro-organisms are important as they

Championing urogynaecology

However, Dr Ras will be the first urogynaecologist to be officially registered by the Health Professions Council of South Africa

The truth about stretch marks

Stretch marks, medically known as striae, are smooth, white, scar-like lesions that are caused when skin changes shape more rapidly

Optimum nutrition when breastfeeding

Dietician, Andrea du Plessis advises that nutrition during breast-feeding is vitally important, for the mother as much as for the

Antimicrobial resistance in vaginal infections

Gardnerella vaginalis is a predominant bacterial species, but BV is also associated with other numerous anaerobes, such as Atopobium vaginae,

Vaccination against cervical cancer

Why it’s important to know about it and to protect your family. Each year almost 8 000 South African women

Mobile technology boosts access to safe and legal abortion services

South Africa is widely recognised to have one of the most dynamic constitutions in the world – one which places

Long-term HT can protect women against cognitive decline

Dementia is an umbrella term characterised mainly by loss of memory and other mental abilities, ultimately leading to impairments in