Your vagina is awesome.
Is she feeling that way?

Yep, she is your vagina, and she's not afraid to let you know when something's off with her.

Your vagina can give you pleasure and bring life into the world. Pretty awesome, right?
Add to that her ability to keep herself clean by balancing pH levels and she's really quite extraordinary.1 What are pH levels, you ask? And how do they affect the vagina?

Looks like it's time to get to know her better.

"The dreaded fish smell."—Katherine, NY

Experiencing a "fishy" smell or unusual discharge? That's not so awesome.
This could be the sign of an infection like bacterial vaginosis (BV)—the most common vaginal infection you've probably never heard of.2,3

YEAST INFECTION, STD, OR BV?

Because the symptoms are similar, it can be hard to tell one gynecological infection from another. We hope this chart helps, but you should always see a healthcare provider to find out for sure.

Bacterial Vaginosis Symptom Chart

HELP HER HELP YOU

Vaginal infections should only be diagnosed and treated by a healthcare provider.
Taking matters into your own hands may make it worse!

In fact, here are some old-school habits that seem to make symptoms disappear for a short time but can actually make some vaginal infections come back again and again...3

DOUCHING

SOAP

GARLIC OR
YOGURT

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICINES

Find out what you CAN do to help keep your vagina awesome!

SEX, SMELLS, & HER STORIES

How can smell affect your sensual side? The answer lives here.

59% of women with BV

tried to self-treat before they went to see an HCP.6*

*SURVEY METHODOLOGY

Survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Symbiomix Therapeutics, LLC, a Lupin Company and the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) within the United States between September 14 and 29, 2017 among 304 US women aged 18-49 who have been diagnosed by a healthcare professional with bacterial vaginosis (BV) within the past 2 years ("women with bacterial vaginosis"). Figures for age, income, race/ethnicity, region, education, and size of household were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population.6

TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER

Take charge of your treatment plan! Get a helpful guide with questions to ask and ways to prepare for a visit with your healthcare provider.

GET THE GUIDE

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