Menopause is when a woman’s body begins to naturally decrease its production of reproductive hormones, signaling the end of a woman’s fertile phase of life. She’s considered officially in menopause when she has not had her period for one year. The average age of menopause onset is fifty-one in the United States, while the global age is around forty-six.
In recent years, there’s been a shocking increase in the rates of gonorrhea among the population. In 2018, there were a total of 583,405 cases of gonorrhea in the United States, a stark increase from the 301,174 cases reported in 2009, the lowest on record since the CDC first began tracking the disease in 1941. … Read more
So, you’ve had your yearly gynecological exam, you’re practicing safe sexual activity, and you’re tracking your cycle and menstrual symptoms with Oohvie. Is it enough, or is there more you can do to bolster your female reproductive health? Oohvie compiled five of our most important female health tips you can do every day to ensure your personal wellness.
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune system. If left untreated, it can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a life-threatening condition. Unfortunately, once someone has become infected with HIV, they have it for the rest of their life—there is no cure at this time. HIV is an epidemic affecting more than 38 million living with the virus globally (KFF, 2020). Oohvie is here to tell you how HIV has impacted the female population and what you can do to protect yourself.
What Is HPV? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease worldwide. In America, 79 million people, mostly in their teens and early twenties, are infected. HPV can be passed by any type of sex, regardless of the person is experiencing symptoms. Often symptoms don’t appear for years after the initial infection making … Read more
For sexually active women, the threat of STD/STIs and other infections is a fact of life. Educating yourself is the first step to stay healthy and live the fullest life possible. Oohvie is here to help, offering real talk on bacterial vaginosis, a common medical issue that affects one in three American women (Cleveland Clinic). … Read more
At one time, cervical cancer was one of the most common causes of cancer-related death for American women (American Cancer Society Statistics, 2020).