Women`S Health

Boots Accused Of ‘Straight Up Misogyny’ After Refusing To Make Morning After Pill Cheaper

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Boots has refused to drop the price of the morning after pill over fears it would “provoke complaints” and “incentivise inappropriate use”. Th...

Woman Claims Vaginal Mesh Surgery Has Her Unable To Have Sex And Reliant On A Mobility Scooter

PA Real Life | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A mum-of-two, who claims she can no longer have regular sex with her husband, blames a vaginal mesh implant, fitted to treat her incontinence after ch...

Tess Holliday Has Zero Time For Scented Vaginal Products: 'My P**sy Comes As Is'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Model Tess Holliday has called BS on vaginal products that alter women’s natural scent after seeing an advert for peach vaginal spray. The body-posi...

Eating For Fertility

Jodie Brandman | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

Throughout my time as a nutritional therapist I've seen so many women struggling to conceive. Whether it's PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis or a general hormone imbalance, there is so much that can be done to support the body and reverse chronic conditions.

Midwife Reveals Period Leaked On Her Trousers After She Was Too Busy To Take A Break

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Breaks at work are essential - especially when you’re a female on your period and you need time to change your sanitary products. Unfortunately, th...

Woman Shares Shocking Photos Of How Endometriosis Affects Her Body

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A 27-year-old has shared photos revealing how endometriosis affects her body to prove the condition is “no joke”. Thessy Kouzoukas, who is the co-...

From Tampax To Lil-Lets: This Is What Makes Up Tampons Sold In The UK

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When buying tampons, it can be all too easy to get sucked in by pretty packaging or the price - but what about the materials that actually make up the...

What Diet Is Best For You?

Sharon Armstrong | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Armstrong

With so many diets out there, how do you know which one is for you? You have the juice diets, which you replace your meals with a juice meal replacement. You have the points type diet plans, which means you are given a list of foods that have been awarded points and you have a set amount of points you have in a day. There are so many out there and yes some do work. You lose weight. Great!

Nutrition And Menopause: What Every Woman In Her 40s Should Know

Imogen Watson | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Imogen Watson

As a teenager, I remember my mother going through 'the change' in her forties: hot flushes, mood swings and mutterings about her weight and skin changing. As I approach this age myself, I want things to be and feel different. As a dietitian, I know that what we eat and drink has a huge impact on our health but also on how we look and feel. So here are my top nutrition tips to live our fullest life possible as we age.

Free Tampons And Pads Now Available In Scotland To Tackle Period Poverty

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Sanitary pads and tampons are to be offered for free in Scotland as part of a pilot scheme tackling period poverty. The six-month scheme, launched by ...

Half Of Women Who've Had Abortions Experienced 'Failed Contraception'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than half of women who had an abortion last year were using contraception that had failed, a new report suggests. According to data released by ...

Women Are Putting Glitter In Their Vaginas During Sex And It Needs To Stop

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

From wasps nests to detox pearls, there’s a plethora of (unnecessary) products out there designed to be put in and around your vagina. The latest pr...

'You're Very Quiet'

Rachel Lamb | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lamb

All my life I've been hearing those three words, or words to that effect. From nursery, to university, right through to my working life, I've been labelled as 'the quiet one'.

What I Learnt About Fitness Instructors Whilst Doing My 100 Sports And Fitness Classes In Year Challenge

Sam Taylor | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Taylor

Two years ago, I took on the challenge of trying 100 different sports and fitness classes in a year. My friends and family were concerned that I was having a mid-life crisis but I assure you, although the initial idea was alcohol influenced, I was deadly serious.

Taking The Pill Could Increase Breast Cancer Risk More Than Previously Thought

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Taking the contraceptive pill could increase the risk of breast cancer more than previously thought, new research suggests. A study from the Universit...

THIS Is Why Women Struggle To Love Themselves (And Why They Shouldn't)

Shani Jay | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shani Jay

Gossip magazines are filled with unflattering pictures of celebs along with pages solely dedicated to 'fat-shaming'; while fashion magazines promote and praise nothing but a slim body shape - a shape which only 5% of women naturally possess.

We're Crowdfunding To Start A New Feminist Organisation - Here's Why You Should Donate

Carys Afoko | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK
Carys Afoko

We're going to start by building a digital platform to connect feminists from around the country. We're going to run campaigns that target everyone from national government to sexist employers and advertisers. And we're going to pool our skills and knowledge to support one another to take on sexism in our everyday lives.

Five Tips to Tackle Swimwear Body Hang Ups

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Style
Nicki Kinickie

It's that time of year once again - holiday time! A time that brings both joy and dread for many of us out there because with holidays come skimpier outfits and days spent lounging around in swimwear which means a lot more of our body - and our body hang ups - are on full display.

Five Health Mistakes You're Probably Making

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

However, there is an inordinate amount of information out there on how we need to be taking care of ourselves and sometimes it can be conflicting and confusing. How do we know what's healthy for us? So with that in mind, here are some health mistakes that are commonly made and very easily rectified.

Mum Guilt: How I Never Saw It Coming And Steps To Combat It

Katty Patterson | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Parents
Katty Patterson

I'd never considered it before.  Never read an article or been part of a discussion that addressed it.  I knew I was going to be tired, emotional, busy.  I was told a hundred times how I'd be tied to my sofa, wouldn't read a book for the next five years and how this was the easy part.  Never a helpful sentiment.

'Period Shame' Is Preventing Girls From Participating In Sport

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Young women are being held back from participating in sport at school due to taboos around periods, new research suggests. In a survey of 2,000 adult ...

Meg Mathews Reveals The Surprising Symptoms She Didn't Realise Were Signs Of Menopause

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Socialite Meg Mathews has revealed her surprise at being told she was going through the menopause, despite never having had a hot flush. Mathews, now ...

Jazmin Sawyers, And Realising I Was Part Of The Problem

James Fenn | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Sport
James Fenn

Jazmin Sawyers once again shone a light on an issue that is chronically brushed under the carpet, despite affecting millions of female athletes from elite to amateur. If I have learned anything, it's how easy it is to become part of the problem.

How Do You Learn To Love, Appreciate And Invest In Your Mumbod?

Sarah Rose Gregory | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Rose Gregory

Inside is where it hurts, inside is where it starts, that's what matters and that's where you need buy in. We are all on this journey as mums, the question is how much time are we willing to dedicate? Are we prepared to invest in ourselves? Can we continue to give from an empty well?

6 Things You Should Not Be Putting Anywhere Near Your Vagina

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For years, women have been force fed society’s rigid beauty standards - and our vaginas are no exception. Women are led to believe their vaginas sho...