Yeast infections are so common for folks with vulvas that you’re statistically more “normal” if you have had a yeast infection than if you’ve never had one, yet nearly 70% of people with vulvas are embarrassed when they have one, and less then half would feel comfortable telling a friend.
If I’ve learned anything from having a blog for the last few years, it’s that no matter what I’m feeling or experiencing, there’s someone else out there going through the same thing. Probably multiple someones. So I’m going to try something I find really terrifying—being vulnerable on the internet. No happy ending, morals, or solid educational content guaranteed.
Unicef’s research shows that the global maternal mortality rate, the rate of deaths resulting from complications from pregnancy or childbirth, has declined by 44% between 1990 and 2015, and yet the maternal mortality rate in the United States has increased.