What if women's healthcare was free for a day?

What if women's healthcare was free for a day?

Better women’s health, and better access to care, are the keys to equality. When we have care, we have choices. We can protect ourselves, plan our futures, take care of our families, and get the support we need to achieve anything we want. That’s why on International Women’s Day, Maven, the digital clinic for women, is waiving fees for all appointments, giving all women instant access to high quality care.

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Best probiotics for women

Best probiotics for women

Recently there has been a lot of hype and some controversy about probiotics. So what are they? According to the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics, they are “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit to the host.” Microorganisms are not just yucky germs. They include some strains of bacteria that help our bodies function properly. We as humans have lots of microorganisms that live on and in our bodies.

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How to fight a yeast infection

How to fight a yeast infection

Vaginal discharge is fairly common among women—it tends to be caused by fluid and cells that are shed from your vagina. This natural process helps to protect the tissues of your vagina from infection and provide lubrication. The consistency of normal discharge varies depending on which phase of your menstrual cycle you are in. Often the discharge is whitish or clear and can be thin or sticky, all of which is normal. However, if the discharge is thin, grey, and starts to smell fishy you may have bacterial vaginosis. If it’s clumpy and white, or is accompanied by itching or pain, it may be a sign of a yeast infection. Follow these steps on how to avoid a clumpy discharge.

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