Cervical cancer is a cancer of the reproductive system that happens when abnormal cells develop in the cervix - 'the cervix is the lower part of your uterus that connects your uterus and vagina.' According to research conducted in 2018, "cervical cancer was the fourth most common cancer in women, ranking after breast cancer (2·1 million cases), colorectal cancer (0·8 million) and lung cancer (0·7 million)."
Endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are medical conditions that affect those with vaginas who are between 12 and 50 years old. Both disorders affect menstrual periods, fertility, and hormonal functions. Though they have many similarities, the two conditions are strikingly different.
Vaginal dryness, also known as vaginal atrophy or atrophic vaginitis, usually happens due to a lack or a drop in estrogen levels. Estrogen is the hormone that helps keep the vagina lubricated and maintain its elasticity; when estrogen decreases moisture and lubrication in the vagina.
Taking care of your vulvar and vaginal health is essential to your overall well-being. Vaginal health issues can negatively affect fertility, sex life, mental health, and more. Hence the importance of 'practicing' self-care for "down there," as it can help prevent discomfort, and vaginal infections, promote a healthy vaginal environment, and help you get more confidence in the bedroom.
We get it; we're moms too! From busy moms to busy moms, here are our (5) tried and true tips to help you keep your vulva health in check while managing your busy schedule. Let's dive in!