Bartholin’s Gland: What the heck is it?

Bartholin’s Gland: What the heck is it?

Every woman has two Bartholin’s Glands that are located on either side of the bottom of the opening of the vagina. The glands secrete a small amount of natural fluid that prevents the vulva from getting too dry. Moreover, these glands maintain vaginal moisture and...
Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness month so let’s discuss postpartum depression (PPD). 1 in 5 women suffer from PPD, and this is likely a gross underestimate. It may not look like what you think. Studies show that most women try to hide it, and they do this for many...
Why Sex Education Matters

Why Sex Education Matters

A new patient came to see me before going to college. She had no problems, was not sexually active, but came because she said she knew nothing about her body, her period, or safe sex. Neither her school or her parents had taught her anything. She came in to educate...
Understanding Vaginal Discharge

Understanding Vaginal Discharge

What is vaginal discharge? Vaginal discharge is fluid and cells shed via your vagina. Discharge keeps your vaginal health in check by providing a method of natural self-cleaning. This helps in maintaining the pH balance and preventing infections by flushing out...
Understanding Your Pelvic Exam

Understanding Your Pelvic Exam

Today I’m breaking down the steps and significance of a pelvic exam in a plain language guide for you. This is a resource designed to provide clarity and assurance, ensuring that as a woman, you’re well-informed and empowered when it comes to your health....