Women`S Health

Call To End 'Sexist' Price of Morning After Pill And Make It Available On Supermarket Shelves

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Emergency contraception (EC) should be available on supermarket shelves at a more affordable price, a leading reproductive rights charity has urged. T...

Anastacia Proudly Reveals Breast Cancer Scars In Empowering Nude Photoshoot

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Anastacia has posed nude in an empowering photoshoot revealing the scars she’s gained as a result of breast cancer treatment and surgery. The singer...

Why Our Reproductive Rights Depend On Difficult People (And How To Become One Of Them)

Genevieve Edwards | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Genevieve Edwards

As front doors go, you probably wouldn't notice it if it wasn't for the ever-present protesters outside. They might prompt you to glance at the sign n...

Colour Away Menstruation Taboos With This Period-Themed Colouring Book

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new colouring book aims to smash taboos around menstruation, by detailing intimate details around periods. The book, aptly named the ‘Period Colo...

Top 10 Holiday Gifts For The Health Lover!

Jodie Brandman | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

Whether it's you, or someone else in your life, we all know a health nut who wants nothing but an organic stocking filled with life-boosting goodies.... So, I've put together a list of my 10 favourite gifts to make your life a little easier!

The Truth Behind The Ketogenic Diet

Jodie Brandman | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

The diet itself is all about getting your body into a state of ketosis, which is essentially when your body burns fat (either body fat or dietary fat) as the primary fuel, instead of glucose from carbohydrates. Ketosis is created by eating high amounts of healthy fat, moderate protein and low levels of carbohydrate.

We Must Act Now To Secure The Collective Future Of The World's 10-year-old Girls

Dr Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK
Dr Babatunde Osotimehin

In some parts of the world, age 10 can be a time of exploration, rapidly expanding horizons and new possibilities. But in other parts of the world, it...

What It Feels Like To Experience PTSD After Miscarriage Or Ectopic Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, but despite this, we shy away from talking about the topic. This crushing silence only makes things worse...

Domestic Abuse Awareness Month 2016: More Than Purple

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

If we continue to focus on gestures rather than real and tangible results, the Domestic Abuse pandemic will worsen. More women will be killed. More children will suffer. Do something meaningful today.

Should We Be Making Our Own Beauty Products?

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Style
Thandi Ejindu

I have fallen in love with my natural hair! So much so that I now give a damn about what my hair products are actually doing to it. It's kind of like during my weight loss journey when I started reading food labels checking its fiber, sugar and fat content - I now check my hair product labels for their ingredients.

Watch CoppaFeel! Founder Kris Hallenga Get Mastectomy Tattoo In Exclusive Video

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It is almost seven years to the day that Kris Hallenga had her left breast removed. She was 23. She had been diagnosed with stage four breast cancer, ...

Three Women's Inspiring Choices Following The Nepal Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK

HuffPostUK recently visited a community in rural Kharelthok, two hours outside Kathmandu, an untouched spot on a Nepalese hillside, and one of the reg...

Cancer Isn't Soft, So Why Is This New Approach?

Samantha Walsh | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

So when my latest invitation arrived a few days ago I knew instantly what it was and tore it open eagerly (which may sound surprising, but no checks for three years has left me feeling anxious - like walking a tightrope between skyscrapers without a safety net).

What's In A Name?

Daloni Carlisle | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Daloni Carlisle

Let me explain. I was 50 when I was diagnosed with a high-grade uterine serous carcinoma - an uncommon form of womb cancer. At a molecular level it is much more like an ovarian cancer - except that it originated in my uterus. When it comes to treatment and access to clinical trials and new treatments that makes all the difference.

Why We Need Theresa May To Understand Secondary Breast Cancer

Tamsin Sargeant | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Sargeant

Given the widespread ignorance about secondary breast cancer, it's perhaps unsurprising that Mrs May doesn't know that 'secondary breast cancer' doesn't mean getting breast cancer twice. Nor is it referring to a less serious breast cancer.

Beating About The Bush: 10 Reasons Why Women Need To Shave

Kate Menear | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Comedy
Kate Menear

Ask any number of women and they might tell you that they shave their bodies for a number of phony reasons such as "societal pressure", it being generally stereotyped as "more feminine" and "attractive", or because it is "the norm". But there are much darker, much more serious reasons, why unshaven women are a danger to public health.

Girls From Poorer Families Are More Likely To Start Their Period By 11

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Girls from low income families are more likely to have started their period by 11 years old than their more wealthy peers, a new study has found. Res...

5 Women On Finding Out They Had The Faulty BRCA1 Gene

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Ever since Angelina Jolie was diagnosed with the faulty BRCA1 gene and decided to have a preventative double mastectomy to reduce her breast cancer ri...

10 Famous Women Get Real About Having Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Finding out you have breast cancer can spark a rollercoaster of emotions, from fear after diagnosis, determination during treatment and elation after ...

Almost Half Of Women Don't Check For Signs Of Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Breast cancer remains the most common cancer in the UK, but almost half (46%) of women do not check their breasts regularly or have never checked them...

Incontinence, Let's Talk About It

Denise Lewis | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Denise Lewis

A lot of people in the UK have a weak pelvic floor, but the problem is we Brits don't talk about it! In fact according to recent research 60% of British women feel embarrassed about their incontinence and 46% have learned to "just live with it". It's a real taboo, but it's not like this everywhere.

Majority Of Women Have Never Discussed The Female Anatomy With Their Mothers

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The majority of women have never spoken about gynaecological health issues and sexual anatomy with their parents, a leading charity has warned. Resear...

IVF: Cutting Costs And Bridging The Social Divide

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Dr Geeta Nargund

In the last 20 years much has changed in the field of fertility treatment -advances in technology we could not have dreamed of even twenty years ago. The challenge now is to harness those advances in ways that puts women's health at the heart of every decision, to ensure that current IVF treatment is made less expensive and safer for women and finally to push forward on current exciting research to slash the costs of fertility treatment to make IVF more accessible to couples across the social divide.

Governments Can't Stop Abortion - We Can Help Make It Safe

Ann Furedi | Posted 04.09.2016 | UK
Ann Furedi

We believe it's right for women to make their own life choices. It's a travesty of justice and a moral abhorrence to impose pregnancy on a woman against her will. And when women defy a wrong law to make the choice that is right for them we think they deserve what small support we can give.

Cancer Survivor Responds To 'Black And White' Facebook Challenge With Mastectomy Scar Selfie

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You may have noticed people posting black and white selfies to social media with the caption ‘challenge accepted’. The posts, which are flooding F...