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    Vaginal Discharge: What’s Normal?

    Some of my patients, who are especially "vaginally aware," get worried when they see any liquid escaping from their vagina – they are sure ...

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    How Well Do You Know Your Tampon?

    My first period came when I was 13 years old. It is a day I will remember forever –not because it made me finally feel like a woman, but ...

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    What to Wear ‘Down There’

    Ever wonder if your panty preferences have any impact on your health? Is one fabric better than another? What about style (looking at you, ...

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    Do I Really Need a Yearly GYN Exam?

    Guidelines for pap smears and cervical cancer screening have changed a lot in the last few years, leaving many women to wonder if they ...

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    Hate Going to the GYN? Why You Can Relax

    No woman looks forward to going to the gynecologist. Gynecologists know this, so don’t think we’re offended when you’re grumpy and nervous. ...

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    Is It Safe to Wax ‘Down There’?

    The first time I had a wax, I thought I was going to die. I wasn’t totally sure what my cause of death would be, exactly – would it be the ...

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    Exercise for Your Vagina

    It’s worshipped in some cultures, taboo in others, but ultimately, the vagina is an amazingly versatile muscular tube with a variety of ...

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    UTI? Relief Could Be a Phone Call Away

    In general, I’m not one to treat patients over the phone for gynecologic conditions. There’s nothing like taking a careful history and ...

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    Why Does My Vagina Smell?

    The supermarket shelves are lined with products encouraging us to keep our lady parts clean and pleasant-smelling . Many of us still ...

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    The Not-So-Scary Truth About HPV

    If you’ve been diagnosed with HPV infection, the first thing you need to do is take a deep breath. Odds are, you're going to be fine. ...


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  • Heather Rupe, DO

    Heather Rupe, DO

    Heather Rupe, DO, is a board-certified OB/GYN in private practice in Franklin, TN, and serves as the vice chief of staff at Williamson Medical Center. She is the co-author of The Pregnancy Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey to Motherhood and The Baby Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey through Baby’s First Year.