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Are Women Being Bullied Into Having Babies?

By : Becky | Published : Tuesday August 25, 2015 | Posted in : Women's Health
When to have a baby, if at all, is the big question for women. All women worry about whether it's the right time, whether it's the wrong time, whether it's the optimum time, or whether they should bother at all. Your doctor may push you to get a bun in the oven sooner rather than later, but don't worry because I know the correct answer - move over Kirsty Allsopp and take a gobstopper. Are you ready?

Is The Diaphragm Making A Comeback?

By : Becky | Published : Thursday August 13, 2015 | Posted in : Women's Health
A diaphragm is not just difficult to spell, it's also pretty difficult to use, or so I've been told. Good news then that it's been redesigned. The basic design has been used as contraception for hundreds of years - the idea is very simple so it's no wonder. It's a shallow bowl-type device that acts as a barrier to the cervix, a bit like a moat but without the water, which sperm can't get past. It's best used with a spermicide in case you've got some...

Toxic Shock! TSS and Tampon Alert Day

By : Becky | Published : Thursday June 4, 2015 | Posted in : Women's Health
Here's one for your diary. June 8th is Tampon Alert Day. The emergency services are drafting in more personnel to cover the potential crisis. It's going to be like War of the Worlds, except tampons will descend to Earth and attempt to flush us away.

Periods - It's Hard Being Female

By : Becky | Published : Thursday May 14, 2015 | Posted in : Women's Health
Periods are proof that if God exists he is a man. They make you sweat in the worst way, purposely ruin your underwear, take away your freedom, and frankly make you feel like you went to Hades and gave birth through your eyeballs. I'm not even joking.

Is It Time We Took The Menopause Seriously?

By : Sarah | Published : Tuesday April 14, 2015 | Posted in : Women's Health
When you hear the word 'menopause', what pops into your head? Chances are you think about hot flushes, but not much else. In actual fact, menopause has many more symptoms and can potentially hinder a woman's life for 20 years or more.

6 Top Tips For Good Vagina Health

By : Anna | Published : Thursday March 26, 2015 | Posted in : Women's Health
We all know the importance of a good diet and plenty of exercise when it comes to looking after ourselves. A healthy, active lifestyle ensures you will be able to remain fit and in good health for as long as possible. But of course, some parts of our bodies occasionally require more specialist care. For example, when it comes to the health of your vagina, what are you doing to keep it in check?

5 Facts About The Menopause

By : Zaman | Published : Wednesday March 18, 2015 | Posted in : Women's Health
Image of lady losing hair For many women, the menopause can often be difficult phase consisting of hot flushes and a whole host of other unexpected symptoms that can affect them both mentally and physically. This blog will look into 7 facts about the menopause and the effects that they can have.

What Your Period Says About You

By : Claire | Published : Tuesday March 17, 2015 | Posted in : Women's Health
We're all affected differently when our 'time of the month' comes around, and some of us certainly have a worse time than others. But look at it this way; if it has to happen every month then shouldn't we try to get something out of it? Well, the good news is that your menstrual cycle can provide you with some helpful clues about your overall health status.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Risks Explored

By : Zaman | Published : Wednesday March 11, 2015 | Posted in : Women's Health
Small image of pill pack With the recent headlines in the news discussing both the positive and potentially negative effects of HRT, this blog will explore further into whether or not patients are at risk with this particular type of treatment.

Is Long-Term Contraception For You?

By : Bryn | Published : Thursday March 5, 2015 | Posted in : Women's Health
With so many contraceptive options out there, it can be difficult to decide which one is going to work for you. The deciding factors vary from person to person and the choice you make can depend on any number of things.
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