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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 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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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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Candidiasis is a fungal infection in the body. There are many species of Candida, but the most common species that causes infection is called Candida albicans. Candida albicans occurs normally in small amounts in the body. An overgrowth…
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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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How to keep your vagina happy

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…


Published by Femagene. If you’ve ever been on anti-biotics, been overly stressed, or had been using the wrong intimate hygiene products then you may have also experienced a fungal infection of the vagina, or Thrush - as it’s commonly…


Press release for Femagene. By Dr. Elna Rudolph. As little girls, we’re all taught the basics – ‘Don’t fiddle around down there!’ and ‘make sure you wipe in the right direction!’ Clearly, these reminders are important to…
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Die noodsaaklikheid van seksopvoeding en jou 'tween'

Deur Dr. Elna Rudolph, gepubliseer in Intiem Tydskrif, Maart 2015. Jou tween is op daardie ongemaklike stadium - nóg kind nóg tiener. 'n Inbetweener, of kortweg, 'n tween. Die vrae raak al hoe meer. Hulle selfbeeld word vanuit alle…

STI (STD) Research at My Sexual Health

We are super excited about the new STI (STD) research project My Sexual Health is involved in through the University of Pretoria at our branches - in Johannesburg (Bryanston) and Pretoria (Silver Lakes).  Dr. Elna Rudolph, Dr. Jireh Serfontein…
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Candida or Thrush

Published by Femagene. Dr. Elna Rudolph shares everything you need to know about candida and how to prevent and treat it.