Deborah Bateson does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Many women perceive vaginal discharge as undesirable and unnatural rather than physiological and normal. Read more: Health Check: what is normal vaginal discharge and what's not? The vagina is self-cleaning, and vaginal discharge plays an important role in keeping the vagina healthy. From puberty, when oestrogen kicks in, the vagina becomes colonised with healthy bacteria from the Lactobacillus group which produce lactic acid.
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It was crude and it was broadcast to the world via a podcast. I savagely whacked the space bar, pausing the podcast five, six, seven times. The male hosts were baffled by this new information, unaware that as well as their legs, bums and boobs, women also feel insecure about down below. My mind flashed back to a late night in , that episode of Embarrassing Bodies. A self-conscious teenager is sitting next to the expert Doctor. Watching the before and after video back ten years later, I barely notice the difference.
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Why is it, if you mention the word vagina within a conversation about our personal body parts do people cringe, wince or pull that shocked looking facial expression? What is it about the word Vagina that causes these reactions? I was fortunate enough to attend a seminar regarding this very topic. The use of the word vagina is cultivated around shame. Is it not our duty as women, to not shame each other when we use the word vagina?
A woman has become the first trans person in the world to undergo successful vaginal reconstruction using fish. Identified only as Maju, 35, she had surgery using a tilapia after her vagina began to shrink following a botched gender reassignment operation in She said that sex with her then partner had become painful and resigned herself to a life of celibacy. But then Maju heard about a procedure called neovaginoplasty which involves the use of a tube-shaped acrylic mould, wrapped with the skin of the tilapia that would rebuild and extend her vaginal canal.