Gynecologic Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about prevention and wellness for women.

Are some women at higher risk for yeast infections?

Even though any girl or woman can get a vaginal yeast infection, some of us are at higher risk than others. 

According to the Office on Women’s HealthOff Site Icon (OWH), an office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesOff Site Icon (HHS), you are at higher risk for a vaginal yeast infection if you: 

  • Are pregnant
  • Douche
  • Have diabetes
  • Have a weakened immune system
  • Took antibiotics recently
  • Use hormonal birth control that has higher doses of estrogen
  • Use vaginal sprays

Talk to your health care provider for more information about why some women are at higher risk for yeast infections.

Learn more:

Source: Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center; Jeremy Crouch, MD, Womens Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton; Heather Hilkowitz, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Kathryn Lorenz, MD, Hyatt Family Care; William Rush, MD, Lifestages Samaritan Centers for Women; Jerome Yaklic, MD, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Amy Renshaw, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; J. Scott Bembry, Premier OB/GYN; L. William Rettig, III, MD,Lifestages Centers for Women; Elyse Weber, PA, Lifestages Centers for Women; Rhonda Washington, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Stacy Hudepohl, CNM, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Larry Holland, DO, Premier Womens Center

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