Dorenda van Dijken
Dorenda van Dijken has more than 25 years of experience in gynecology at the OLVG West in Amsterdam. Her focus lies in hormonal issues, vulvar and vaginal disorders, sexology, abnormal pap tests and menopause. Together with menopause experts, she runs the largest menopause clinic in the Netherlands. Dorenda is professor, head of the Dutch Menopause Society and project leader for the NVOG: Dutch Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She's also author of the chapter about menopause in the Handbook of Gynecology and she's co-author of the Guide of Gynecology.
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Bye bye hot flashes! Let’s talk about natural methods against perimenopause symptoms
Besides hormone therapy, there are a number of natural ways to deal with perimenopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness. Acupuncture is one method for that. Read more about the sense and nonsense of these remedies here.
Menopause, let’s talk about the taboo
The perimenopause. It’s the elephant in the room no one ever dares to talk about, but every woman has to go through it and it can last for more than 10 years
The big M: de menopauze heeft ook leuke kanten
De gedachte aan menopauze doet vrouwen meestal denken aan een heleboel ongewenste symptomen maar de menopauze heeft ook leuke kanten.
5 Reasons why your vagina smells bad
We know it’s not the most sexy thing to talk about, but we’re gonna talk about it anyway. If you have a vagina you’re bound to experience it: discharge. And there’s no reason to worry. It's completely normal to find this white fluid in your underwear.
Sometimes there’s four weeks in between your periods, and other times there’s three or five weeks in between. Sounds familiar? Then you probably know better than anyone what it’s like to have an irregular menstrual cycle. But why does this tend to happen?
The IUD, which different types are there, and what are the pros and cons
It’s sexy to live more sustainably nowadays: we eat less meat, don’t take the airplane as often and we’re also being more critical towards what we’re putting in our bodies. No wonder the IUD is the most used birth control after the contraceptive pill.
Vaginal dryness and how to treat it
Does it feel like the Sahara desert down there? If we have to believe our 'friend', Google, this means you’re supposed to be in the middle of perimenopause. That doesn’t necessarily have to be true. Here are some tips to help with vaginal dryness.