Tag: Vagina

A Better Way to Manage Your Period? Try the Menstrual Cup, Scientists Say

Menstrual cups, little-known devices used by women to manage their periods, are safe and as effective as sanitary pads and tampons, as well as less expensive, according to the first comprehensive analysis of the products. Many women have never heard of menstrual cups; some may know them only by brand names like Diva Cups or […]

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Weight Lifting to Fight Incontinence

Are vaginal weights a safe and effective therapy for stress incontinence or prolapsed uterus? — L.S. [Have a question about women’s health? Ask Dr. Gunter yourself.] Short Take Using vaginal weights to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor is no more effective in treating incontinence than exercises that do not use weights — known […]

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