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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…
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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…
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Frequently Asked Questions About Bacterial Vaginosis

By Dr Jireh Serfontein. 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…
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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. About 40 types of HPV are through genital contact during intercourse or just…
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Movember: Visiting the "Dick Doctor"

Published by Grow A Pair. Movember was something of great interest and concern to us as a team! So our guest Thabani Gigaba agreed to take one for the team and visit the "Dick Doctor" for a Men's Health examination in support of Movember!…
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Movember Chat - What should we know?

Published by Grow A Pair. Movember was something of great interest and concern to us as a team! So we decided to meet up with a couple of guys and discuss some Men's Health related issues. We discussed numerous topics regarding men's…
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Sex Q & A with Dr. Elna Rudolph

Dr. Elna Rudolph answers a few questions about sex. My partner wants to try anal sex more often, but I don’t enjoy it. I’m worried that if I don’t do it, he will feel unfulfilled… There are certain no-no’s when it comes to sex…
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These types of guys often have problems with erections…

      How about you?! Did you know:  Erectile problems can be a sign of heart disease? Check here if you are at risk: Are you smoking? Did you smoke for more than…
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Honeymoon Crash Course - Sexual Health 101

By Dr Elna Rudolph. Wedding night jitters? Welcome to Sexual Health 101 – find everything you need to know about sex and your sexual health before you set off on your honeymoon.   Start getting excited about sex! It…
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The Complications of Untreated Chlamydia

By Rebekah Kendal. We take a closer look at the complications that men and women might experience as a result of untreated chlamydia. Because at least half of the people with chlamydia don't experience any symptoms, it is possible…
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Eager Beaver

By Nichi Hodgson, Originally published in Women's Health Magazine, 2015. Edited by Dr. Elna Rudolph. Things we love about vaginas: they have more names than Snoop Dogg. People have written poems, songs and plays about them, and in our…
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Sex and Pain

Many women who complain about low libidos actually experience pain during sex, according to Dr Elna Rudolph, head of the multi-disciplinary team at My Sexual Health in Pretoria. "When it comes to sex, some medical practitioners feel out…