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 that to her ability to balance good and bad bacteria to stay healthy, and she's really quite extraordinary.1 How does she stay in balance, exactly?
Looks like it's time to get to know her better.
Keep her Awesome is dedicated to providing resources to raise awareness about bacterial vaginosis (BV) and support women's health.
Experiencing vaginal discharge, itching or a "fishy" odor? That's not so awesome.
This could be the sign of an infection like bacterial vaginosis (BV)—the most common vaginal infection in adult women.2
Vaginal infections should only be diagnosed and treated by a healthcare provider.
Taking matters into your own hands isn't recommended, since only prescription antibiotics have been proven effective in treating BV.3 In fact, here are some common ways of self-treating that may seem like a quick alternative to going to the doctor, but may not work, or may make your problem worse.5
Find out simple ways to protect your vaginal health here:
How can smell affect your sensual side? The answer lives here.
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*
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