Israel’s Ministry of Health has unveiled a new map labeling the vulva, vulva anatomy, vulval endometrium, vulvovaginal fluid and vaginal flora.
The ministry said on its website that the new chart was inspired by a survey of more than 1,500 women in the country in which nearly half said they had been sexually assaulted while they were teenagers.
It also noted that the study revealed that many of the women were seeking treatment for symptoms of the conditions, such as dyspareunia, which is a condition that occurs when the vagina becomes inflamed, red, sore or painful.
The symptoms usually cause the woman to feel pain and tenderness when she urinates, defecates or has sex.
While it’s not clear what caused the women’s symptoms, the ministry said they are related to infections in the vulvum, which may cause infections to develop.
The new chart, which will be printed in Hebrew and Arabic and distributed in the first half of next year, will be part of a nationwide campaign called the “Vaginal Fluid Guide.”
It is the latest step in Israel’s efforts to promote a safer environment for women, including educating people about cervical cancer, HIV and cervical-vaginal cancer, among other issues.
The new chart will help health officials better understand vulva infection and treat women who come to the ministry with symptoms.
It is also an attempt to increase awareness about the importance of educating the public about the conditions and the importance to seek treatment.
“The fact that we have this chart, that people are reading this information, it’s very important to raise awareness and make sure that this is taken seriously,” said Dr. Gadi Rabinovitch, the director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bar Ilan University.
Rabinovich said the department will start a daily program to make people aware of vulvova.
The department will also make a weekly video, “Vulva: the new information,” to help people who are at risk understand vulvora and the need to seek care.