Could You Be One of the 3.5million British Women Suffering With PCOS?

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Thandi Ejindu

Even as someone who was correctly diagnosed with the condition 16 yrs. ago the amount of support and information about this is and was rare! I remember feeling so very alone and like I may be the only person on earth who had it.

My Gastric Sleeve and PCOS

Mette Poynton | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

On the 25th of November 2015, I has weight loss surgery. I underwent a sleeve gastrectomy, also known as a gastric sleeve. It has now been just over 3 months since my surgery and I have lost nearly 30 kg. YAY!

The Silent Disorder: PCOS

Holly Whiting | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Whiting

Personally, I do not believe PCOS to be taken very seriously as a disorder and I feel this to be because, like mental health issues, often the symptoms go rather unnoticed and therefore people don't believe there is anything wrong with you.

'Bearded Lady' Writes Empowering Open Letter To Her Younger Self

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Harnaam Kaur, the inspirational "Bearded Lady" helping to redefine beauty, has penned a touching letter to her younger self. Kaur, who has polycyst...

Is It Still Taboo or Can I Talk About It?

Clare Coyle | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents
Clare Coyle

I have blamed myself for not being 'healthy enough', for not losing enough weight before I became pregnant, for lifting heavy items, for having a glass of wine (before I found out). The list is endless.

This Woman Has Started A Zine About Periods

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Periods. Approximately half the world's population get them, and yet they remain a taboo subject which is seldom discussed. Thankfully one woman ho...

Woman Who Shaves Three Times Per Day Refused Laser Hair Removal On NHS

Cavendish Press | Lucy Varley | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who is forced to shave three times a day has been left devastated after the NHS refused life-changing laser treatment on her skin - as the pro...

Beautiful Bearded Lady Harnaam Kaur Reveals Why She Posed For Bridal Photoshoot

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Style

Harnaam Kaur is the inspirational 24-year-old who's redefining what it means to be beautiful - beard and all. Kaur recently posed for a shoot f...

Should This Woman Shave Her Beard In The Name Of Love?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is deliberating shaving off her beard in the name of love, despite her husband being support...

Whitney Thore, Star Of 'Fat Girl Dancing', On Obesity Prejudice

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Whitney Thore, the 378lb YouTube sensation who moves like Beyoncé, has hit back at Sky News' Eamonn Holmes, who suggested that people think she is a ...

How Much Do You Really Know About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS as it is also known, is a condition that affects how women's ovaries work. It affects 3-5% of women in the UK, ...

PCOS: Glamourise or Stereotype? Neither, Thanks

Clare Coyle | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Coyle

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS as it is more commonly known, is not a glamorous condition. I know that sounds like quite a negative statement to open with, but it is the truth as I see it. It is something that affects a large number of women in the UK, yet only receives very limited and stereotypical media coverage.

Bearded Sikh Woman Proudly Stars In Exhibition Featuring World's Best Beards

Barcroft Media | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new photography exhibition that showcases the world's best beards has been announced and it features a somewhat unlikely subject - a bearded woman. ...

Rushing Woman's Syndrome

Dr Libby Weaver | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Libby Weaver

Never before in my work have I witnessed so many females in a mad rush to do everything and be all things to all people. Never before have I seen the extent of reproductive system and sex hormone challenges that I now see. Women are wired. Many of them are tired too. Tired yet wired.

Compared to the Struggle Faced by Women With Body Hair, Movember Is Really No Challenge at All

Clare Phipps | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Phipps

The tache may have gone out of fashion with Hitler (aside from certain areas of East London, I'm told) but ultimately men are free to grow or shave their hair as they see fit... But for women, any natural or stylistic variation in hair on any part of the body except the head is markedly absent.

Infertility In Men And Women: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

For National Infertility Awareness Week (28 October - 3 November 2013), we've pulled together a series of videos to discuss causes, symptoms and possi...

Armpits4August: Challenging Beauty Norms and Raising Money and Awareness of PCOS

Sarah Hickmott | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Hickmott

Over time we are aiming to have pride in our body hair rather than shame, and to challenge the idea that post-pubescent women with body hair - no matter how much - are disgusting, unhygienic or 'unnatural'...

Sacking UK Border Agency Staff Who Strike 'Was Discussed' Admits Hunt

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Politics

Ministers have discussed sacking UK Border Agency staff threatening to strike ahead of the Olympics, Jeremy Hunt has admitted. Mr Hunt told Radio 5...