Obstetrics & gynaecology

Why vagina cleaning fads are unnecessary and harmful

A staggering variety of so-called feminine hygiene products seek to help with "vaginal odour" and discharge, and "keep you fresh". From deodorants to cucumber cleanses, scented "panty liners", and the newest fad "vaginal ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Makeup of vaginal microbiome linked to preterm birth

More than 10 percent of babies in the United States are born prematurely, yet very little is know about the underlying causes. Vaginal infections long have been thought to be related to preterm birth, prompting researchers ...