Tissue laxity in the labia and vagina

The saggy labia and loose vagina have one main cause: stretched or damaged collagen fibres. Repairing this can be challenging, but with advances in physiotherapy and surgical techniques, and technology, you do have options.

The role of your adrenal glands in menopause

Once your ovaries go into retirement, your adrenal glands kick in to produce oestrogen and other hormones.

Hormones in perimenopause and menopause

We run you through the hormonal changes that occur as you enter into perimenopause and then menopause.

Atrophic vaginitis caused by menopause has a new name

Vulvovaginal atrophy caused by menopause has an updated umbrella term - genitourinary symptoms of menopause (GSM).

Study: regular exercise lowers oestrogen levels in postmenopausal women

Postmenopausal women were studied to see if exercise reduced oestrogen levels, and thus breast cancer risks.

Sexual arousal disorders

We run through briefly what sexual arousal disorder is and how it manifests.

Understanding and using phyto-oestrogens in food

Using plants to mimic oestrogen is a legitimate way to either increase or decrease effect across the body - in the right circumstances.

How to make fennel vaginal pessaries

Make your own fennel pessaries at home inexpensively and easily. No special equipment required!

Signs and symptoms of perimenopause

Perimenopause is the stage where you may get symptoms like hot flashes as hormone levels fluctuate.

Cervical stenosis

Cervical stenosis is the narrowing - for whatever reason - of the cervix, the neck of tissue that joins the vagina and uterus. A narrow cervix can create a few issues with in-and-out flow between the uterus and the vagina, including sperm, periods and babies.

Vaginal prolapse, pelvic organ prolapse and vaginal/pelvic relaxation syndromes

The prolapse of pelvic organs into the vagina can occur for several reasons, with treatment available.

Female sexuality

Female sexuality is a complex and worthwhile topic to explore, which has had far too little airtime in the past few hundred years.

The Vaginal Maturation Index

The VMI is a test for ratios of certain vaginal cell types to indicate the impact of oestrogen.

Atrophic vaginitis in breast cancer survivors

Moistening the vaginas of women suffering from the side-effects of breast cancer treatment.

How to get hormone and blood testing

Learn how to get hormone testing on the right day for the most useful results, and what to do with the results.