Vaginal Health

Vaginal discharge

Find out everything you need to know about the causes, symptoms and treatment of vaginal discharge.

Ugandan students create an app for vaginal bacteria

A group of female Ugandan students have created a smartphone test kit capable of detecting harmful vaginal bacteria - an innovation that could create much-needed awareness of sexual health amongst rural women.

Vaginal dryness: The facts

Vaginal dryness is a hot topic on many of Health24's forums. Find out what causes this common problem and what you can do about.


Vaginismus is an involuntary contraction of the muscles surrounding the vaginal opening.

When to worry about your vagina

Although most women have a normal vaginal discharge, you should be concerned when it becomes foul smelling or is accompanied by symptoms like itching or burning.

What's that itch?

It's an itchy feeling you might hardly notice at first. Maybe, you muse, it's just that your jeans are too tight.

How do you get a bacterial infection?

Vaginal infections can be quite uncomfortable, embarrassing and can commonly be caused by bacterial vaginosis. Here's how you get a bacterial infection...

Bartholin's cyst

This is a condition that arises from infection of the Bartholin's glands in the vagina.

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