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    Can a Vagina Be Too Big?

    Childbirth, weight gain, hormonal changes, and more can have an effect on the contours of the vagina over time, but is this a problem?

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    Are Vaginal Moisturizing Melts Safe? An OB/GYN Weighs In

    Vaginal moisturizing “melts” are suppositories made of natural oils that contain added scents and flavors. They're trendy -- but are they safe?

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    How to Treat Vaginal Dryness In Menopause

    Menopause often causes women to experience vaginal dryness, which can mean painful and less enjoyable sex.

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    Is It a Yeast Infection?

    “I have a yeast infection. I tried the over the counter cream, but it’s just not working!” This is one of the most common complaints I hear ...

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    Is Coconut Oil Safe for Your Vagina?

    Other than perhaps CBD oil, no other substance has received more headlines claiming super-healing powers than coconut oil. Dermatologists ...

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    Is ‘Vaginal Laser Rejuvenation’ Safe? A GYN Weighs In

    I had never heard that a vagina needed to be "rejuvenated" until I saw an advertisement in an OB/GYN publication offering me a class on the ...

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    An OB Weighs in on the ‘Husband Stitch’

    After a baby is born, while everyone else is focusing on the newborn, I begin my twelve-point inspection to make sure mom is healthy, part ...

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    Why Does My Vagina Itch?

    There is no worse feeling in the world than when your vagina itches in public. It can start as a twinge in your nether regions while you ...

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    Is My Vagina Normal?

    In my 15 years as an OB GYN sometimes I think I’ve heard it all, but then last week a teenager asked me “Is my vagina normal looking? My ...

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    Things You Didn’t Know Were Bad for Your Vagina

    The majority of women seem to be aware of the usual things that are dangerous to their female parts – like multiple sexual partners, ...


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    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.