Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Is my vagina healthy?!


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Hi. Today I've noticed these small bumps on both my labias, and it really scared me. Later i tried to take a look at it again and then i noticed some small things bumping out right at the vaginal opening. Then i got 300 times more scared then before. Is it HPV, or is it just something that I'm born with? I'm 14 y/o and I'm NOT sexually active! I'm really scared..

Hi Laura,

Those are squamous papilloma and belong there. You will gain more of those are you mature sexually (meaning they will appear more frequently). They take the form of cilia (finger like projections). Its nice of you to notice them now, but yes your vagina appears completely normal and once you do become sexually active remember to have a pap smear every 3 years to check for cervical cancer and HPV among other things.



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John Brice


Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.


3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

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Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

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*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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