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Urinary Incontinence Explained


Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control; a common and uncomfortable problem. As little as a cough or sneeze can trigger the need to urinate.

Urinary Incontinence Explained2019-10-09T11:22:58+02:00

4 Reasons Why Your Period Is So Heavy – Women’s Health Feature


Many women suffer from abnormally heavy bleeding during their menstrual cycles. But what is a heavy period vs. an average period and what can cause a heavy period? Dr. Natalia Novikova weighs in on what causes endometriosis: "During endometriosis, the misplaced endometrial cells stick to your pelvic wall and the surfaces of your pelvic organs,

4 Reasons Why Your Period Is So Heavy – Women’s Health Feature2019-08-14T12:05:26+02:00

3 Female Mediclinic Doctors Making History


Dr Novikova recently featured as one of the 3 female Mediclinic doctors making history, alongside the youngest neurosurgeon in South Africa and the first black female plastic surgeon in the country. Dr Novikova was commended for her role in introducing aesthetic gynaecology in South Africa. Read the full article here. 

3 Female Mediclinic Doctors Making History2019-07-25T16:10:53+02:00

5 Cosmetic Procedures For Your Vagina – Women’s Health Online Feature


'Gynaecologist and laparoscopic Surgeon Dr Natalia Novikova gives us a better insight into what you can expect when you go for your procedure.' - extract from the article. This online feature covers five cosmetic procedures for the vagina (Femilift, Vaginal Botox, O-shot, G-Spot Augmentation and Hymenoplasty) and includes insights into the procedure as well as its safety

5 Cosmetic Procedures For Your Vagina – Women’s Health Online Feature2019-07-25T16:15:41+02:00

Contraceptive: The IUD


The Intrauterine Device or IUD is either a small hormone-releasing device (Mirena IUD) or non-hormonal Copper device (Copper T or Pearls IUD) that is inserted into your uterus. It is usually made of copper or plastic and is a highly effective long-term option. The IUD is perfect if you’re looking for convenience or if you

Contraceptive: The IUD2019-05-27T16:11:55+02:00

Contraceptive: The Pill


The pill is a popular form of oral contraceptive as it is safe, affordable and highly effective when used correctly. The pill is a hormonal tablet either containing progestin and oestrogen (the combined pill) or only progestin (progestin-only pill). The hormones in the combined pill stop ovulation—without ovulation, there is no egg for sperm to

Contraceptive: The Pill2019-05-27T16:13:59+02:00

Menstrual Charting & Fertility Feature


'A new view on menstrual cycles'  Fertility awareness and menstrual cycles, taboo topics for many, were openly discussed at a talk held at Soil for Life in Constantia during March. Karen Watkins of the Constantia Bulletin contacted Dr Novikova for her insight on the topic.

Menstrual Charting & Fertility Feature2020-11-20T11:42:51+02:00

Sexual Enhancement Feature in Sunday Times Lifestyle


'Forget teddies, chocolates and roses to boost your love chances. More couples are turning to unconventional gifts to enhance their love bits through various procedures' Feature written by Somaya Stockenstroom. Click to view full article. 

Sexual Enhancement Feature in Sunday Times Lifestyle2019-03-07T14:47:25+02:00

Menopause feature in Clicks Clubcard Magazine


'After years of suffering through period after period, you might welcome the dawn of your menopausal years. Until the symptoms start. Dr. Natalia Novikova (, a Cape Town gynaecologist, says menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 58, but that the symptoms can last for anything from one to seven years.' Clicks reached

Menopause feature in Clicks Clubcard Magazine2019-07-30T10:57:19+02:00

What to Expect After a Labiaplasty Procedure


A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure which adjusts the shape of the labia or vaginal lips.  Conducted on an outpatient basis, a labiaplasty is generally considered to be a relatively minor surgery without a lengthy recovery period. The fairly short procedure of around 1 to 2 hours is usually performed under local anaesthetic though a

What to Expect After a Labiaplasty Procedure2019-01-17T11:05:07+02:00