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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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    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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    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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  • 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.