A HEALTHY VAGINA, COUPLED WITH GOOD MENSTRUAL HYGIENE CAN REDUCE YOUR RISK OF INFECTIONS.
It is probably safe to assume that your vagina’s pH level is not the first concern that comes to your mind when you think about menstrual hygiene. Nonetheless, it is an important factor that will help to keep your intimate area healthy by reducing infections, itchiness and symptoms of discomfort.
In conjunction with Menstrual Hygiene Day, here is all you need to know about maintaining a healthy vaginal pH level especially during menstruation.
Know your pH
Moderately acidic between pH levels of 3.8 to 4.5, that’s the pH level range of a healthy vagina for a woman of reproductive age. A healthy pH level in your vagina creates an environment that controls the growth of bacteria and yeast. This serves as a protective barrier that helps prevent infections. However, some circumstances can lead to imbalanced vaginal pH such as menstrual blood1 and this may put a woman at a higher risk of infections.2