*1,600 women, Canesten WIH Path to Purchase study, Truth 2019
Let’s look at the causes of vaginal infections. Did you know the vagina is home to a whole ecosystem? There are good bacteria in there, which produce lactic acid to make the vagina’s environment acidic and help to prevent bad bacteria from surviving.
Day-to-day factors can cause imbalances to the good bacteria and to the natural pH balance. Some of these factors are controllable and avoiding them can help to prevent recurring thrush, like wearing tight clothes in non-breathable fabrics.
Others are just a part of life, which occasionally lead to dryness, irritation and possibly an infection.
Good to know
Neovaginas (vaginas that have been constructed by gender-reassignment surgery) have their own way of functioning that can differ from vaginas. For example, some neovaginas might not have a vaginal scent and they might not self-lubricate, while others do. Some neovaginas are prone to vaginal infections and some aren’t.
Neovaginas can produce vaginal discharge for their own unique reasons. If you have a neovagina and are not sure about your symptoms, you should speak to your doctor.