About Whispa

General

Whispa was founded by Morenike Fajemisin and a team of business and tech professionals from Nigeria. Her vision was to create a safe, judgment-free space for young people to ask questions about their sexual and reproductive health, receive quality answers and also get the right products and services from certified and youth-friendly experts without feeling stigmatized.

Yes!  Whispa Health Limited is a registered limited liability company in Nigeria Rc: 1374318

We have also won a number of awards and recognition from organizations such as World Health organization Africa, and Bayer Women’s Empowerment.

Whispa is a mobile app that anyone can download on their Playstore as well as their App Store. To download WHISPA, check your app stores or go to www.whispahealth.com

Because WHISPA makes it sooo easy to talk to a doctor in private about any health concerns you have. Whispa is a shame-free, judgment-free place to discuss ANYTHING and EVERYTHING with a qualified health professional. 

No. Registering as a user on the app only requires a name (you can use a nickname or pseudonym), email, and password. A phone number may be added later on if you need to purchase an item for delivery or book an appointment. We ask for your state so we can notify you when we have services in your area.

On Whispa, you can book contraceptive appointments, laboratory (STI screening, HPV screening, LBC screening, etc), Hepatitis B vaccination appointments, and cervical cancer screening and vaccine appointments.

On Whispa, you can get condoms, pregnancy test strips, lubricants, Diaphragms and (Caya gel), and at-home test kits, all at affordable prices. 

Chatting with a doctor On Whispa

To chat with a doctor on Whispa privately, on any sexual or reproductive health problem or concern, without hassle or ‘holier than thou’ judgment, you will need to download Whispa. To download WHISPA, check your app stores or go to www.whispa.ng 

No! Whispa is super affordable. Whatever plan suits your budget- Monthly, bi-annually, or annually, you can choose your preffered plan and begin chatting with a doctor!

Not at first. You will be automatically assigned a doctor on your first consultation, but if you want to reconnect with the same doctor, you only need to ask when you start another consultation

You can make payments using your Visa, MasterCard, or Verve Cards as well as direct internet banking using Pay stack. 

Please pay to 0598636233, 

Whispa Health Limited

Gtbank; Then send us a screenshot on WhatsApp (08094477226) of the payment and the email address you used in registering. So, we can credit your account manually 

 

Yes, you can get a prescription if needed, when you chat with a doctor on Whispa

Products & Services

A lubricant is a liquid or gel that women and their partners can apply during sex to make the vulva, vagina, or anal area wetter. Lubricant can also be applied to a man’s penis or a sex toy to make them more slippery. Only silicone- and water-based lubes are safe to use with latex condoms. On Whispa, you can get 100% water-based lubricants that can be used on any condom to heighten pleasure during sex. Our lubricants make sex smooth, fun and intensify sexual pleasure. They are designed to enhance sexual function, arousal and can be a great way to spice things up with your partner or set the mood for some solo play. They are also safe and non-greasy during use. 

Lubricants reduces friction, so lessens the risk of injury or tears during sex. And if you’re using condoms, lubricants also make it less likely that it’ll break or fall off, therefore increasing your protection against STIs including HIV.

Yes, the OraQuick HIV test kit is NAFDAC approved. It is also the only HIV test kit approved by the FDA that people can use to test themselves at home or in a private location.

Both blood and saliva testing are 99.9% accurate at predicting that there is no HIV in the sample. But because levels of HIV are higher in blood than saliva, the saliva test is slightly more likely to miss HIV in saliva (91.7% accurate) than in blood (99.7% accurate).

The OraQuick At-Home HIV Test kit has an expected performance of approximately 92% for test sensitivity (i.e., the percentage of results that will be positive when HIV is present). This means that one false negative result would be expected out of every 12 test results in HIV-infected individuals. The clinical studies also showed that the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test has an expected performance of 99.98% for test specificity (i.e., the percentage of results that will be negative when HIV is not present). This means that one false-positive result would be expected out of every 5,000 test results in uninfected individuals.

It is extremely important for those who self-test using the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test to carefully read and follow all labeled directions. The OraQuick test package contains step-by-step instructions, You can also chat with a doctor on Whispa if you need more help or call or WhatsApp us on 08094477226 if you have any questions or need us to assist you in the testing process.

A positive test result does not necessarily mean that you are infected with HIV. It could be a false positive result and the next step is to do a confirmatory test at a hospital or health center close to you. If you test positive for HIV using the HIV oral test kit, please chat with a doctor on Whispa. You can also get answers to questions or access resources related to HIV or AIDS treatment or clinical trials when you contact the National Institutes of Health’s HIVinfo. To reach HIVinfo: Call 1-800-HIV-0440 (1-800-448-0440). You will be advised to obtain confirmatory testing to confirm a positive result or inform you that the initial result was a false false-positive.  

A positive test result on the OraQuick HIV Test Kit indicates that you may be infected with HIV. Additional testing in a medical setting will either confirm a positive test result or inform you that the initial result was a false-positive result.

Payment & Delivery

We deliver Nationwide

 If you are in Lagos, we offer next-day delivery (Monday to Saturday). But if your order was placed before 9 am, it can be delivered on the same day!!! If you are outside Lagos, it takes 3 to 7 working days for delivery. 

Email us on info@whispahealth.com or call or WhatsApp us on +234 809 447 7226 and we would attend to you immediately by sending you other payments options.

Contraceptives

Popular Questions

We offer all types of contraceptives available in Nigeria. However, some contraceptives require a hospital visit while some can be delivered to your address. 

Condoms, Emergency Contraceptives can be delivered to your address, while Daily Contraceptive Pills, Contraceptive Injection, Contraceptive Implant, Copper (non-hormonal) IUD and Hormonal IUD require an appointment at a hospital. Through our partners, we have over 50 hospitals to choose from. You can always call or WhatsApp us on 08094477226 if you do not find a location near you on our app.

No. It only costs N5,000 to N7,000 to book a contraceptive appointment. This appointment fee covers your registration, counselling, and the contraceptive method you will be given at the hospital.

: If you’re unsure what type of contraceptive method may work best for you, you can use our free contraceptive assessment tool or chat with a doctor on Whispa and get recommendations on healthy options for you. You can also decide at the hospital from N5000 to N7000 only. This appointment fee covers your registration, counselling, and the contraceptive method you will be given at the hospital. At the end of your counselling, you will receive one of these methods:

 

  • Three months pack of contraceptive pills
  • Two shots of contraceptive injections
  •  One insertion of copper IUD. (which can work for up to 10 years). 
  • One insertion of a contraceptive implant

The only contraceptive method you can get on Whispa that is not covered above is for the insertion of hormonal IUD which currently costs N30,000

 

Open your mobile app or visit www.whispa.ng/contraceptive to book your appointment today

 

As soon as payment has been confirmed. You can also make payments and get scheduled for an appointment the same day. 

Very easy. Open your mobile app or visit www.whispa.ng/contraceptive to book your appointment today or you can simply call or WhatsApp us on 08094477226. Our number is open from 8 am to 6 pm (Monday to Saturday)

Yes, you can. Whispa now has hospitals outside Lagos where you can book a contraceptive appointment all at the same price. 

: The short answer is Yes. No birth control method except sterilization is 100% effective, though if you use birth control correctly and consistently your chances of getting pregnant will be extremely low.

 

Hormonal IUD

The Hormonal IUD is a hormone-releasing device no bigger than a matchstick that is fixed inside the uterus (womb) by a health provider such as a nurse or a doctor to reliably prevent pregnancy for three to seven years by releasing a tiny and safe dose of progestin hormone every day. The Hormonal IUD is very effective, is hormonal, and has side effects like spotting, light or no periods at all, cramps, etc

Yes! The Hormonal IUD is available on Whispa, and it is N33,000

Copper IUD

The Copper IUD is a copper-releasing device no bigger than a matchstick that is fixed inside the uterus (womb) by a health provider such as a nurse or a doctor.

The copper IUD is commonly called a coil and releases a tiny and safe dose of copper from time to time for pregnancy prevention;  It is nonhormonal, very effective, and can last for up to twelve years. Side effects may include heavy or painful menstruation. 

 

The copper IUD is a non-hormonal contraceptive, while the Hormonal IUD is a hormonal contraceptive.

 

Implant

This kind of contraceptive method is a tiny rod containing a progestin hormone fixed under the skin of a female’s upper arm. It releases small doses of the female hormone which circulates the body for pregnancy prevention for three or more years.

 

The implant is very effective, hormonal, can lady for up to three to five years, and has side effects like spotting or light bleeding, menstruation can also stop totally 

 

Injection

The contraceptive Injection Is a progestin-containing injection injected by a nurse or health care practitioner every 3 months for pregnancy prevention. 

 

Depending on the injection, you might need to go get another in one, two, or three months (your health care practitioner would let you know this), it is effective, hormonal, and has side effects like light, short or irregular periods, spotting, bleeding, and might take some time for you to get pregnant when you stop. 

Daily pill

The contraceptive pill also known as daily pills is a contraceptive medication usually taken at around the same time every day. Each pill (tablet) either contains one hormone called a progestin or two hormones called estrogen and progestin. The type containing two hormones is more commonly prescribed and tends to be more effective than the one hormone pill. Contraceptive pills work by preventing ovulation (the process where a woman releases an egg that can be fertilized by sperm )

 

The daily pills are very effective, is hormonal, and have side effects like light bleeding or spotting, mild headaches, weight gain or loss, stomach upset, with time though, the body gets used to these changes and the side effects become history

You can get the daily contraceptive pills on Whispa. Call or WhatsApp us on 08094477226 or visit our mobile app for a prescription. 

If you just missed one, take it as soon as you remember. If you don’t remember until the next day, go ahead and take 2 pills that day. If you forget to take your pills for 2 days, take 2 pills the day you remember and 2 pills the next day. You will then be back on schedule.

Emergency Pill

Emergency pills also called emergency contraceptive pills or the morning-after pill, are contraceptive medications taken up to five days after having unprotected sex. They work best when taken within 72 hours or 3 days after unprotected sexual intercourse. (As soon as possible is the keyword)

 

Emergency pills work by stopping or delaying ovulation. It is not an abortion pill (so if the egg is already fertilized, it wouldn’t cause harm to the embryo)

 

The emergency pill is hormonal and not an advised contraceptive method so you should have another contraceptive method if you use the emergency pill at least four times in a cycle. 

 

Diaphragm

A contraceptive cap or diaphragm is a cup-like pregnancy preventive equipment made of thin, soft silicone and inserted into the vagina before sexual intercourse to cover the cervix and deter sperm from swimming from the vagina to the uterus to fertilize an egg

 

It has a 96% effective rate when used with a spermicide (A substance used for killing sperm), is hormone-free and comes in different sizes, and sometimes requires fitting by your doctor or health practitioner.

The diaphragm can be put in up to 2 hours before having sex, and must be left in place at least 6 hours after sex. The diaphragm should not stay in longer than 24 hours.

Condoms

There are two types of condoms; male and female condoms (You can only get the male condoms for now on Whispa) worn before sexual intercourse to prevent contact with sperm. Condoms are the only contraceptives that prevent both pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

Condoms are hormone-free, moderately effective and when used with water-based lubricants make them more comfortable and sex more enjoyable.

Condoms rarely break unless you are not careful and tear them while trying to open them, it has expired (yes condoms expire so make sure you check the expiry date always) or has holes from being stuck in your wallet. 

Vaccines & Screenings

Cervical Cancer

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a group of viruses that are usually sexually transmitted and can cause genital warts as well as cancers of the cervix, anus, vulva, vagina, penis and even oropharyngeal cancer. There are more than 100 types of HPV and many do not cause problems, but there are two common HPV types called Type 16 and 18 that cause 70% of cervical cancers and precancerous cervical lesions. Untreated, these lesions may progress to cervical cancer.

There are two main types of HPV vaccines, but the type you will receive is called Cervarix. This vaccine can protect you against the problematic HPV types 16 and 18 and has been approved for girls and women aged 9 to 45years old. If you are over 45 and still wish to take this vaccine, we recommend you book a consultation with our doctors first.
 

This vaccine is to be given in two doses for girls aged 9 to 14 years and three doses for females who are aged 15 to 45 years. 
 
All the doses should ideally be completed 6 months after the first dose. 
For 9 to 14 year olds; the second dose is given a minimum of 6 months after the first. 
For 15 to 45 year olds: the second dose is given 1 month after the first, then the third is taken 6 months after the 1st or 5 months after the second.  

Current guidelines say that you will not need to restart the vaccination schedule if you are late for your shots. However, we advise that you come on time to get the best immunization benefit.

This vaccine is for prevention and so it cannot treat existing HPV infection or diseases. Also, as there are multiple types of HPV and HPV is known to cause many types of cancers, this vaccine cannot also protect you against every type of HPV or cancer, it is very specific for types 16 & 18 which cause 70 to 90% of cases of cervical cancer. 

Pap Smear-cervical cancer screening

The Pap Smear or pap test is a cervical cancer screening test that looks out for precancerous or cancerous Lesions on the cervix. The cervix is the opening or neck of the uterus (womb). 

The traditional pap smear is usually done in a hospital and then a carefully collected sample is sent off to a lab. On the other hand, the liquid based pap smear involves collecting cells from the cervix and is done in a laboratory. These cells are then immediately analyzed for cancerous or precancerous lesions. 

The Pap Smear is done by gently collecting cells from your cervix using a spatula and a brush; but rather than the smear being transferred directly to a microscope slide, the sample is deposited into a small bottle of preservative liquid.

The liquid pap smear test is more accurate than the traditional Pap smear because the cells are collected and placed into a vial with a preservative, which can preserve them for weeks and protect them from damage during transport. Also, because the test is usually carried out in a lab, the presence of abnormal cells can be detected quickly.

The Pap Smear is usually not done on virgins or any female that is concerned that their hymen can be broken in the process. 

You can expect your result to be sent to you via email within two weeks. Please provide your email at the laboratory. Also, do not worry, you will be contacted by the lab/hospital once your result is ready.

We recommend that you finish menstruating, do not have sex, douche, menstruate or use any vaginal creams or medicines, two days before your appointment.

A cheaper and faster alternative to the pap smear is The VIA (Visual Inspection with Acetic acid). However, please note that the pap smear or pap test is more accurate than the VIA or any other visual screening tests. 

VIA-cervical cancer screening

The VIA (Visual Inspection with Acetic acid) allows doctors to directly see lesions and other changes in your cervix. They look out for color changes that indicate that you might have pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions. This test is fast, not expensive and you can also get vaccinated the same day or get treatment.

The VIA is done by gently spraying the surface of the cervix with acetic acid designed for this purpose.

If the cervix has an abnormal load of cellular proteins, the acetic acid will change that area of concern to a white colour. A precancerous or cancerous lesion has higher protein content and so if any area of the cervix becomes white (acetowhite) it is considered to be “VIA positive”.

The VIA is usually not done on virgins or any female that is concerned that their hymen can be broken in the process.

However, please note that not everyone is born with a hymen or has one at the time of sexual debut. Thus the hymen is an unreliable and discriminatory way to determine female virginity. 

You can expect your result to be confirmed after the procedure is done. 

If there is any suspicion of cancer, you might be asked to do a pap smear for confirmation or advised on your treatment options

We recommend that you finish menstruating, do not have sex, douche, menstruate or use any vaginal creams or medicines, two days before your appointment.

The pap smear is an alternative screening method for you. It is slightly more expensive than the pap smear but much more accurate.

Hepatitis B

Very easy. Simply call or WhatsApp us on 08094477226. Our number is open from 8 am to 6 pm (Monday to Saturday) or visit http://www.whispa.ng/hepatitisb to book your appointment

 

As an adult, you would need three shots of this vaccine. The Hepatitis B vaccine is N15,000 for all three shots. You can enjoy free screening when you pay for your Hepatitis B vaccine.

Yes you can get the hepatitis B vaccine at the same time as your cervical cancer vaccine. This means you can also be protected from hepatitis B which is the leading cause of liver cancer and other liver diseases. So, when you pay for your cervical cancer vaccine and Hepatitis B vaccine, you can conveniently get them on the same scheduled date and time

 

 

Yes! We have partner hospitals in Lagos (Festac, Ikoyi Akoka, Lekki, and Surulere); Abuja, Edo, Portharcourt, and Asaba. Call or WhatsApp us on 08094477226 to book an appointment today

STI’s

STI Appointment

No! When you arrive at the laboratory, you only need to say you are from WHISPA and do not need to announce what test you wish to do. So, apart from the lab tech that will attend to you, no other person will know why you are at the lab

Yes, you can. 

WHISPA has partner laboratories in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Enugu, Warri, Calabar, Port-Harcourt, Benin, Ibadan, Ilorin, Ogun, and Ife. 

You can now book an appointment for STI/STD testing, HPV screening, Liquid-pap smear, Urine analysis, Vaginal infections, full blood count, blood group, etc. Just book through your mobile app or Call or WhatsApp us on 08094477226. 

Our STI laboratory screening also nicknamed ‘Peachy’ is a package of tests that provides you with the opportunity to screen for Gonorrhoea, Chlamydia, Hepatitis B, HIV, and Syphilis. It is a package that will give you a Yes/No answer and is ideal for anyone who wants to run a routine STI check or for those who want to know their general infection status before going into or leaving a relationship.

 

Very easy. Open your mobile app or visit www.whispa.ng/stdtest to book your appointment today or you can simply call or WhatsApp us on 08094477226. Our number is open from 8 am to 6 pm (Monday to Saturday)

 

No. Not all sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) show symptoms in every infected person. It is possible to have an STD with no symptoms, and not even realize you have been infected. Among those who do experience symptoms, the most common include itching or burning in the genital area and changes in discharge, including changes to the odor, color, or consistency.

 

Since some STIs can cause serious health concerns, it’s important to be tested regularly. For example, untreated gonorrhea and Chlamydia can cause infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease. HIV and syphilis can cause damage to your cardiac and nervous systems. 

The only way to know for sure if you have a sexually transmitted infection is to get tested. If you are sexually active, you should be treated regularly and begin treatment immediately if your test comes back positive. (You can chat with a doctor on Whispa for treatment options). You  can also call/WhatsApp us on 0809 447 7226 to book a routine STI screening to know for sure.

  • No, some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also commonly referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are not transmitted consistently every time an infected person has sex with someone who is not infected.

Several factors that impact the likelihood of contracting an STI include;

  • The type of infection
  • How many STIs your partner have
  • How much of the infection or virus is in your bodily secretions or blood 
  • How long you spend having sex
  • Whether you have any broken skin or open sores 
  • Whether you use lubricants and what type you use 
  • Your gender and your partner’s gender
  • Your overall health and immune system
  • What type of sex you engage in (anal, oral, or vaginal)
  • Whether or not you use a condom

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) aren’t transmitted during every sexual encounter you have, even if your partner is infected. For example, if your partner has HIV but is receiving treatment, the amount of the infection in their bodily fluids, called the viral load, could be extremely low. Therefore, the odds of them passing it to you are low. You could contract an STI from a sexual partner during your first time having sex with that person, or it may not be transmitted to you until the hundredth time.

Many people who have STIs do not show any symptoms. Therefore, your sexual partner may not know he or she has one. The only way to be sure is to get tested regularly. Please call or WhatsApp us on 08094477226 to book an STI laboratory screening and be sure of your status.

 

Yes! An STD can come back if it is not adequately treated or if you continue to practice unsafe sex that can put you at risk for contracting the STD again. To prevent an STD from coming back, you need to follow the treatment plan given to you by your doctor and continue to practice safe sex.

 

It is important to test for STI’s because getting tested can help you find out if you have an infection early (most STI’s don’t usually show symptoms). This is important so that you can get treatment and avoid long-term problems, such as infertility, or AIDS (which HIV leads to without medications, which is deadly). Also, if you get tested and you have an STI, you can get treatment and avoid spreading the infection to others.

If you’re sexually active, you should get tested for STI’s at least once a year. If you have multiple partners, then you should get tested at least twice a year.

Chlamydia & Gonorrhea


Chlamydia is an STI caused by Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis), and only infects humans. Chlamydia is the most common infectious cause of Sexually Transmitted Diseases globally.

You can get chlamydia by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has chlamydia.
If your sex partner is male you can still get chlamydia even if he does not ejaculate.

If you’ve had chlamydia and were treated in the past, your chances of getting chlamydia is high. You can also give chlamydia to your baby during childbirth.

The best time to go for a test for chlamydia is 2 weeks after possible exposure. Also, two weeks to three months after you completed treatment, we recommend you get tested again to confirm that you are Chlamydia free. 

Gonorrhea is an STI caused by infection with the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It can affect the urethra, eyes, throat, vagina, female reproductive tract, anus. If left untreated, this STI is well known to cause infertility in women.

Gonorrhoea is transmitted through unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex (ejaculation does not have to occur for gonorrhea to be transmitted or acquired),
Gonorrhea can also be spread perinatally from mother to baby during childbirth.

The best time to go for a test is 1 week after possible exposure.  Also, two weeks to three months after you completed treatment, we recommend you get tested again to confirm that you are free from Gonorrhea. 

HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the most common STD known by all and sundry. It causes disease in a roundabout way by attacking the immune system, leaving its host extremely vulnerable to infections and disease. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

This infection can be transmitted through sex, blood transfusion, pregnancy (if the mother is not using HIV medication), and sharing of sharp objects like needles and syringes and less commonly through breastfeeding. 

The recommended time frame to test for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is 3 months after suspected exposure but this is not applicable if you have never been tested before. Now after your first test, if the result is negative, you should check again after 3 months and at least once a year if you frequently have unprotected sex.  There are treatments that help your immune system to suppress the virus and they have to be taken every day. But, there is no cure for HIV.

Herpes

Oral herpes (Herpes-type 1): is usually transmitted from mouth to mouth so avoid kissing someone with cold sores or any blisters on their mouth. HSV-1 can also be transmitted during oral sex and become genital herpes for the receiving partner. This infection is very common and many young kids are infected before they are even 5years old because of adults who kiss babies on their lips.

Herpes (HSV-2 or Genital Herpes): Even though it is commonly called genital herpes, it is possible to transmit HSV-2 to your partner’s mouth during oral sex. If you think you have an active herpes lesion, please stay off sex until it goes away to avoid infecting someone else. 

Herpes (HSV-1 or oral herpes or cold sores) 

Usually, the symptoms are pretty obvious, but the best time to go for a test is 6 days if you have an active sore or 3 months after suspected exposure if you have no sores but wish to do a blood test.

Herpes (HSV-2 or Genital Herpes)

Like with HSV-1, the best time to go for a test is also is 6 days if you have an active sore or are experiencing symptoms or you can wait for 3 months after suspected exposure if you have no sores but wish to do a blood test.

Syphilis

Syphilis is a bacterial infection caused by a bacterium called Treponema pallidum. It is a highly contagious disease that is mostly transmitted through sexual activity, including oral and anal sex. The infected person often doesn’t know they have been infected until they get tested or it is too late

The most common way syphilis is transmitted is through contact with an infected person’s sore during sexual activity. The bacteria enter the body through minor cuts or bruises in the skin

The best time to go for a test is 3-6 weeks after possible exposure. In addition, you should get tested again two weeks after completing treatment to confirm that you are indeed cured. 

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). For some infected persons, the infection might becomes chronic, meaning it lasts more than six months. Having chronic hepatitis B increases your risk of developing liver failure, liver cancer or cirrhosis (a condition that permanently scars the liver). Most adults with hepatitis B recover fully, even if their signs and symptoms are severe. Infants and children are more likely to develop a chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis B infection.

The Hepatitis B vaccine (available on Whispa) can prevent hepatitis B, but there’s no cure if you have the condition. If you’re infected, chat with a doctor on Whispa for treatment options.

This virus can severely damage the liver and the best time to get a reliable result is after 3-6 weeks. In case you test positive, you don’t have to get tested again because this virus does not have a cure, but there are treatments that can help reduce the signs and severity of the symptoms. There are also vaccines to prevent you from ever getting the infection.

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is an infection in the vagina caused due to a distortion of the PH of the Vagina. Bacterial Vaginosis is one of the leading infections in women (including virgins)

No! Bacterial Vaginosis is not a sexually transmitted disease. But then, unprotected sexual intercourse can increase a woman’s risk of contacting BV

BV is often caused by gardnerella vaginalis, the most common type of bacteria in your vagina. Anything that changes your vagina’s pH balance can mess with bacteria levels and lead to infection. Douching, using vaginal deodorants and other irritating products, having unprotected sexual intercourse, can also increase your chances of getting BV.

If BV is left untreated, it can increase your risk of getting STIs, such as; HIV, genital herpes, chlamydia, pelvic inflammatory disease, and gonorrhea. 

No! Men can not get or spread BV.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

A UTI is an infection in any part of your urinary system; which includes your kidneys, bladder, or urethra. UTIs are more common in women and starts from the bladder, when not treated, might lead to infections in the kidneys. 

  • Pain or burning while urinating.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Feeling the need to urinate despite having an empty bladder.
  • Bloody urine.
  • Pressure or cramping in the groin or lower abdomen.
  • Strong-smelling urine

Yes! The Urine MCS. 

The Urinr MCS is a test that check for germs or bacteria in your pee that can cause a urinary tract infection (UTI)

A UTI isn’t a sexually transmitted infection (STI), and it isn’t considered a contagious condition. However, you can pass the bacteria that causes a UTI between partners. The bacterias that cause UTIs are not passed during sex. These bacterias live normally in your body all the time.

Although, sex can increase your chances of getting a UTI; that is why it is advised to pee immediately after sex. 

Womens health

Menstrual cycle

You are bound to worry if you’ve missed your period and your pregnancy test still says that you are not pregnant. However, don’t stress yourself yet, because this could happen due to a number of reasons that have nothing to do with pregnancy.

In a previous article on our blog, We wrote about 9 other reasons why your period could be late. Do check it out!

Sore breasts is often associated with Premenstrual syndrome (PMS). This is because two female hormones Estrogen and Progesterone, change during this period (Estrogen and progesterone both increase during the second half of your cycle — days 14 to 28 (in a 28-day cycle); which can cause your breasts to feel tender and sore.

Some ways to feel relief from sore breasts during your period/cycle.

  • Reducing your intake of  salt, sugar, caffeine, and dairy.
  • Wearing a comfortable bra.
  • Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen.
  • Regular exercise.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

A UTI is an infection in any part of your urinary system; which includes your kidneys, bladder, or urethra. UTIs are more common in women and starts from the bladder, when not treated, might lead to infections in the kidneys. 

  • Pain or burning while urinating.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Feeling the need to urinate despite having an empty bladder.
  • Bloody urine.
  • Pressure or cramping in the groin or lower abdomen.
  • Strong-smelling urine

Yes! The Urine MCS. 

The Urinr MCS is a test that check for germs or bacteria in your pee that can cause a urinary tract infection (UTI)

A UTI isn’t a sexually transmitted infection (STI), and it isn’t considered a contagious condition. However, you can pass the bacteria that causes a UTI between partners. The bacterias that cause UTIs are not passed during sex. These bacterias live normally in your body all the time.

Although, sex can increase your chances of getting a UTI; that is why it is advised to pee immediately after sex. 

Other questions

Vaginal itching can be a symptom of many conditions. It could be caused by something like vaginal dryness or chemical irritants, such as the ones found in scented soaps. Itching can also be the result of a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, or a sexually transmitted infection (STI). 

Chat with a doctor on Whispa for the right tests tests to run, and/or medications.

Vaginal discharge is often times a normal occurrence in women. A white discharge, especially at the beginning or end of your menstrual cycle, is normal. However, if the discharge is accompanied by itching, it might not be normal and might be a sign of a yeast infection.

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