Women`S Health

Women With Endometriosis 'Not Being Diagnosed Quickly Enough'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women who have endometriosis are not being diagnosed quickly enough, MPs have said, citing it as completely ‘unacceptable’. BBC’s Newsbeat repor...

FGM Still Exists: And We Need To Fight Even Harder To Eradicate It

Jennette Arnold | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Jennette Arnold

all women everywhere The theme for this year's International Women's Day was #BeBoldForChange, calling on us all to make a world that works better and harder for gender inclusivity. Yet, despite society moving on from the sexism of the 1960s and 1970s, there are still some issues that demand our attention.

An Open Letter To Any Woman Recently Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Tamsin Sargeant | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Sargeant

Plenty of people will tell you that you're 'strong' and 'brave,' that 'you have to get on and kick cancer's butt'. But underneath all this fighting talk, you might be just plain scared. We want you to know that we didn't feel brave. We felt there was never any choice but to go on.

Here's How To Spot The Warning Signs Of Womb Cancer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

On Wednesday, news broke that women who carry extra weight around the waist have an increased risk of developing womb cancer. A study found that for ...

Why Do Some Healthcare Professionals Medicalise Sex?

Samantha Evans | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Evans

all women everywhere As women, we are encouraged to be more proactive about our health, seeking medical advice if we have a problem, yet I speak to women every week who have been dismissed by their GP for even wanting to enjoy a good sex life after medical interventions or just because they are in their 70s.

The Price Of Periods

Megan Barnett | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Megan Barnett

Personify your period, and you generate the world's worst houseguest. Sometimes arriving much earlier than expected, other times you wonder if it will visit you at all. Regardless of its time keeping, it always makes a mess and never offers to help clean up. All in all, periods are incredibly inconvenient.

Why, As Women, Do We Consistently Put Others' Needs Before Our Own?

Jess Champion | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Champion

But herein lies the problem. Symptoms to some pretty sinister conditions are not always sinister in and of themselves. Take ovarian cancer, for example. The main symptoms are persistent tummy pain, persistent bloating, feeling full very quickly when eating and need to wee more often. They're not exactly alarming are they?

Fitness Blogger Shares Photo Of PMS Bloating To Prove It's 'Nothing To Be Ashamed Of'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A vegan fitness blogger has shared a photo of the extreme bloating she experiences as a result of PMS, in order to show other women it’s “nothing ...

10 Countries to Move to If You Are Worried about Women's Health

Victoria Borisch | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Borisch

As an American living abroad, I find it perplexing when my friends and family back home make comments along the lines of "I don't understand why people are complaining -- the US has some of the best healthcare for women in the world".

Women Who Have Sex With Women Are Being Incorrectly Told They Don't Need Smear Tests

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Lesbian, bisexual and other women who have sex with women are incorrectly being told they do not need to attend smear tests, LGBT+ charities have warn...

The Benefits Of Egg Freezing

Dr Geetha Venkat | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geetha Venkat

It's important to know that freezing your eggs does not guarantee a baby, but it offers a good insurance plan. Future success rates depend on factors such as lifestyle and age. It's crucial to remember that before the eggs are ready for use, they must complete several steps prior to pregnancy including surviving thawing, fertilisation, and implantation.

Sprinkle Salt On The Slug Of Self-Doubt

Samantha Walsh | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

all women everywhere So try telling yourself you can. Put yourself out there. If it doesn't work, whatever it is, at least you tried. When you're feeling happy in yourself, you have spare happiness to pass on. You really do get what you give.

This International Women's Day, Stand Up For Abortion Rights

Ann Furedi | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Ann Furedi

While this International Women's Day is the right time to celebrate all that they achieved, the best way we can honour the work of these remarkable women is by taking the next step forward on the journey they started - and decriminalising abortion.

Minority Within A Minority: Women Ageing With HIV

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

There are an estimated 101,000 people living with HIV in the UK, 31% of whom are women. Yet women living with HIV are frequently invisible, their spec...

Meet The 20-Something Women Who Are Fighting To Be Sterilised

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

When 26-year-old tech reporter Holly Brockwell went public with her quest to be sterilised, she sparked a nationwide controversy and added a fresh dim...

Vagina Talk

Megan Barnett | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Megan Barnett

all women everywhere With SRE being made compulsory in schools by 2019, hopefully people will become more aware of gynecological conditions at a younger age. By normalising the way we discuss gynecological issues and talk about vaginas, hopefully people will feel more confident and will be proactive about taking control of their sexual health.

The Self-Sabotaging Should

Laura Bell | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Bell

'Should' is a suffocating presence that cannot be seen but can be felt with the momentous force of a gathering typhoon. It is the test you could never get full marks on; the boss you could never impress; the partner you could never please and a complete misdirection of your energy.

Endometriosis Awareness Month - My Story To Diagnosis

Hannah Summers | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Summers

Mine is not an uncommon story. Young women, all women, need to hear of endometriosis. Doctors do, nurses, teachers, mothers. Sufferers should not go through years of pain before finding out the ways in which they can be helped. Awareness of the condition will help. Awareness of Endometriosis.

Four Ways To Keep Your Body Strong As You Age

Imogen Watson | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Imogen Watson

Did you know that we start to lose muscle mass from the age of 40 - slowly to start with but this accelerates over time at a rate of approximately eight percent per decade? Muscle loss - the silent ageing factor - is one of the most underrated health issues after 40.

I Thought I Was Done Talking About My Abortion

Robyn Harris | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Robyn Harris

As I saunter back into the waiting room, where my then-was-but-would-soon-not-be boyfriend was waiting for me, I saw him sat directly upright, arms folded across his chest, sleeping lightly as his head tilted to the side. I suck in my chest and throw myself down next to him. We play Gun-Fu on my phone for about 45 minutes, until I am called into the next room.

Just 7% Of Pregnant Women And New Mums With Mental Health Problems Get Specialist Care

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Parents

Only 7% of women who experienced mental health problems during or after pregnancy in the last five years were referred to specialist care, a survey ha...

15 Things That Every Woman With Cystitis Can Totally Relate To

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you regularly suffer with cystitis you might feel like you’ve drawn the short life straw. But in reality you are part of the elite club of women ...

A Woman's Choice

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Nitu Bajekal

We all need to stand together to protect women's health and make our voices heard if we are to move toward a more equal society, both for ourselves and for the women who do not have access to reliable contraception and safe reproductive health choices.

Stop The Sugar Shame - We Need To Take The Blame

Charlotte Moore | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Moore

It's time to pull on our big boy/girl pants and admit the truth - sugar addiction is not the reason we're overweight or unhealthy, WE ARE THE REASON. There, I've said it and while I know it's not what you want to read, it's time we stopped pussyfooting around with excuses to make ourselves feel better.

How To Naturally Boost Your Sex Drive

Jodie Brandman | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

Now, as a nutritional therapist, I always ask people about their sex drive, because it's a big indicator of underlying health. Whilst my clients don't really see it as an issue, actually it gives me a clue into how their hormones are functioning and where we need to support the body.