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Vaginal Discharge: What is normal and when to worry

Vaginal discharge is one of the most common reasons women book a visit to their gynaecologist. Depending on the appearance and characteristics of the discharge, it can be an indication of a bacterial or viral infection, but it might also just…

Oestrogen Side-Effects and Complications

In our experience at MSH, trans females or non-binary individuals requesting Gender Affirming Hormone Treatment feel great on oestrogen.  We always start with a low dose and work up slowly to avoid unwanted side-effects.  The following side-effects…

My Broken Vajayjay

Painful intercourse is one of the most common conditions I treat. Each patient has a unique journey and a special story. Jo was one of those who had a unique story and she was kind enough to share it with us… Dr Elna Rudolph Clinical Head…
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35 Titillating Stats About South Africans' Sex Lives

In October [2017], Sunday Times Lifestyle conducted a sex survey in association with local research house Ratepop, using their proprietary chatbot technology. This chatbot is a computer program, designed to simulate conversation with human users,…
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The HPV Vaccination

Vaccines against cervical cancer have permeated news and social media platforms over the last few years. There has also been a new hype around it since the South African Government announced that 9-year old school girls at underprivileged schools…

CHANGING GENDER: Things that matter!

Many of my transgender patients want to go through the process of having their names and gender markers changed on their IDs. I provide them with the letter they need, but the process involves much more than that.  I asked one of my patients,…
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Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment for Sexual Dysfunction

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a novel treatment modality involving the use of elements from a person’s own blood to promote healing and rejuvenate certain areas of the body. Although it has been used to treat sports injuries for years,…
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SENSATE FOCUS THERAPY

Sensate focus therapy is one of the most well-known techniques used in Sex Therapy. It can be applied to almost any sexual dysfunction in men and women. It involves petting, massaging, intimate touch and foreplay - both sensual and sexual. Sensate…
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New MSH Silicone Dilators – a breakthrough in treating painful intercourse

About the new MSH Silicone Dilators This product is our pride and joy because it has helped so many couples to have pain-free intercourse. They have been custom made here in South Africa, according to the needs of the thousands of individuals…
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Frequently Asked Questions About Bacterial Vaginosis

What is Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)? Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is the name of a condition in women where the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of certain bacteria. It is sometimes accompanied by…
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Frequently Asked Questions About HPV

By Dr Jireh Serfontein. What should I know about the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)? Human papilloma viruses (HPV) are a group of more than 100 different viruses. Read the full article here.  
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How's Your Sex Drive?

Published by Bayer Men's Health SA. How's Your Sex Drive? Interview discussion with Dr. Elna Rudolph. Brought to you by Bayer in the interest of men’s health. #owntheoomph