Vaginal Infections

Organon Launches Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment XACIATO in the US

Organon, a global healthcare company focusing on women’s health, announced US-wide availability of XACIATO (clindamycin phosphate) vaginal gel 2% by prescription for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV) in females aged 12 and older. BV, a condition resulting from an overgrowth of certain bacteria, disrupts the natural vaginal microbiome, leading to symptoms like odor and discharge. It affects approximately 21 million women…

Evvy Raises $14M in Series A Funding to Grow and Evolve Its Vaginal Healthcare Platform

Evvy, a startup dedicated to women’s health through data-driven precision care, has successfully raised $14M in a Series A funding round. The investment was led by Left Lane Capital, with participation from General Catalyst, Labcorp Venture Fund, RH Capital, Ingeborg Investments, G9 Ventures, Virtue, and Amboy Street Ventures. Founded in 2021, Evvy has been dedicated to reshaping women’s healthcare by leveraging data…

Concerto Biosciences Launches Initiative to Combat Vaginal Yeast Infections with Novel Microbial Treatment

Biotech company Concerto Biosciences has announced a new strategic initiative to combat recurrent vaginal yeast infections. The company is dedicated to developing a novel microbial product, Ensemble No.3 (ENS-003), specifically targeting vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC). This prevalent condition affects approximately 75% of women at some point in their lives and poses significant challenges due to limited protection provided by existing antifungal treatments. “All…

Spotlight: The Vaginal Microbiome

It appears the vaginal microbiome is having a bit of a moment. While scientists have recently created the “vagina on a chip” to better understand vaginal health and conditions, many startups are developing at-home test kits to help womxn better understand their vaginal microbiome. We’re also seeing more and more advocacy for better education, and more research in this space especially when it comes to the possibilities of…

How To Relax Vaginal Muscles

How To Relax Vaginal Muscles

It’s no secret that stress can take a toll on both our mental and physical health. But did you know that it can also affect the muscles in your pelvic area, including those around your vagina? Stress can cause the vaginal muscles to become tense, tight, and even painful.  Fortunately, there are several ways to relax these muscles and help reduce discomfort.…

Bacterial Vaginosis Vs Yeast Infections: What Is The Difference?

Bacterial Vaginosis Vs Yeast Infections What Is The Difference

The vagina is a very sensitive ecosystem. It is self-cleansing, and has its own pH balance. When this balance is thrown off, it can lead to various afflictions and infections such as BV or a yeast infection. When your vagina feels different, is itching, dry, or causing you discomfort, it can really impact your life and wellbeing. I think everyone who has experienced…

How To Restore Vaginal pH: What Is Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment?

How To Restore Vaginal pH What Is Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment

Bacterial vaginosis – abbreviated to BV – is a common infection that affects the vagina that affects women of reproductive age. It happens when there is an imbalance in the natural bacteria that live in the vagina, allowing harmful bacteria to take over. BV can cause unpleasant symptoms such as odor, itching, or vaginal discharge, and can be a frustrating condition to…

Are Intimate Washes Safe? And Do We Need Them?

Are Intimate Washes Safe And Do We Need Them

The vagina is a pretty remarkable thing. Among its many talents is the ability to self-clean. Leave the vagina to its own devices and it will generally flush out the bad to keep itself in good condition. The vulva might not clean itself, but warm water is all you need to stay fresh. Intimate washes claim differently. Intimate washes are often marketed…