Vulvodynia and Genital Pain

Vulvodynia is a burning, irritation, stinging, or sharp pain that occurs in the vulva, the area outside the vagina. It’s estimated that approximately 10% of U.S. women will have it at some point in their lives. But, what exactly are the causes, symptoms, and treatments? How does it affect sexual activity, and how does one cope with it?

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Nips, Tucks, and…Designer Vaginas? Hype or Help?

Variations in the natural female form used to be accepted, even celebrated. Increasingly, however, these variations are seen not as assets, but as problems to be taken care of by plastic surgeons. Amongst many cosmetic surgeries, “genital rejuvenation” is growing in popularity. Does this procedure work, and what does the future hold for such genital plastic surgeries?

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Breastfeeding and Rickets

Breastfeeding is very good for babies, but a 2003 report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that breastfeeding babies be given vitamin D supplements to prevent them from developing rickets or vitamin D deficiency.

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