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Vaginal Products: Which Ones Could Cause Infection?

Posted on 03/21/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWhen it comes to using vaginal products, a new study has a message for you, ladies: Stop inserting petroleum jelly and baby oil down there. It puts you at risk for vaginal infections and makes you more susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases. The study by University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), researchers looked at 141 sexually active women ages 18 to 65 and found that two-thirds of all women use vaginal products. A significant number also used products like Vaseline …

New Drug for Painful Sex in Older Women

Posted on 03/1/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt’s a common problem among postmenopausal women — painful sexual intercourse due to thinner, drier, more fragile vaginal tissues. To help the roughly 32 million women with this condition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug called Osphena. As the Los Angeles Times pointed out, it’s not exactly the pink version of Viagra, but the new drug may provide some help to women whose libido has been waylaid by moderate to severe pain during sex. Dyspareunia …