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Women's Sexual Health and Gynaecological Issues

We're talking all things relationships, sex and women's health. Find out everything you want to know about 'down under' with our guides to contraception, periods, fertility, and all that's in between.

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Get The Gloss Beauty and Wellness Awards 2019: winners and commended finalists

6 hours ago

Each day until Christmas we'll be announcing an award winner - think of it as a virtual advent calendar. Today it’s the turn of the The Green and Serene Award >>>

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I tried the jade yoni egg and I've never looked back

November 20th 2019 / Sophie Benge

Misleading marketing claims have landed Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop in hot water over jade vagina eggs. But it hasn't deterred writer Sophie Benge. Here's how and why she became a jade egg fan >>>

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The V-care revolution: all the down there brands we’re getting intimate with

November 8th 2019 / Melanie Macleod

Intimate washes and post-wax care are stepping into the spotlight, following a makeover from hush hush to hot topic >>>

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The idea that our periods synch up with other women is a myth – and here's why

October 8th 2019 / Martie Haselton

It’s a widely held belief that if we live or work with other women our menstrual cycles will eventually coincide. But what's behind it? Evolutionary scientist and professor of psychology Martie Haselton has the answer >>>

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How your ayurvedic dosha affects your period - and what to do to feel better

May 10th 2019 / Eminé Rushton

Our menstrual cycle provides a unique insight into the workings of our bodies, and depending on your dosha you'll experience it differently. Eminé Rushton reveals the simple Ayurvedic ways to help you balance, support and nourish yourself for happier periods, every month >>>

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Why we need to talk more about how menopause affects our minds

May 3rd 2019 / Jessica Morgan

We're all more aware of the physical symptoms of the menopause from hot flushes to weight gain, but women are clamouring for greater recognition of symptoms such as anxiety and loss of confidence, according to a new study. Here's what you need to know >>>

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Treatwell launches new campaign encouraging women to attend their cervical screening tests

April 25th 2019 / Jessica Morgan

3,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK each year, but a lot of us are still skipping those all-important smear tests out of fear. Now, online booking service Treatwell has a plan to give the taboo the boot by empowering women. >>>

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How to spot PMDD, the severe form of PMS that isn’t “normal”

April 17th 2019 / Anna Hunter

90% of PMDD cases go undiagnosed yet it affects 1 in 20 women and causes symptoms ranging from painful cramps to dizziness and even suicidal thoughts. Here’s how to recognise it and two sufferers’ experiences of PMDD >>>

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What I’m teaching my daughters about periods and fertility

March 31st 2019 / Emma Cannon

Women’s health and fertility expert Emma Cannon on why periods need a rebrand and how frank conversations around fertility can make us all healthier >>>

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What Meghan Markle can expect from a doula

March 27th 2019 / Victoria Woodhall

With the royal baby only weeks away, one person who may well be clearing her diary very soon is the Duchess of Sussex's rumoured doula. Royalty or not, here's what all pregnant women need to know about a birth support partner >>>

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Why your period can come out of the blue and how to cope

March 21st 2019

Most of us have been there - you’re going about your daily business and a heavy or unexpected (often both) period decides to make a surprise appearance. Here’s why and how a freeing form of period protection could help >>>

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Cult Beauty just started a ‘vulvalution’

March 8th 2019 / Anna Hunter

It’s the first ‘female sexual pleasure and wellness’ category to be launched by a major retailer in the UK and it’s set to change everything from vulva chat to gynaecological cancer awareness. The vulvalution is coming, quite literally… >>>

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How you can do your bit to stop period poverty while you’re shopping

March 1st 2019 / Anna Hunter

Liberty London has teamed up with Bloody Good Period from today until 15th March and it’s a bloody good idea. Here’s why and how to get involved >>>

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We tried the 'fanny pack' that wants to detox your vagina

February 14th 2019 / Imogen Edwards-Jones

Is an activated charcoal sheet mask for your bits such a crazy idea? Imogen Edwards-Jones puts her big girl serum-infused pants on and gives the Blackout vulva mask a try >>>

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Why you’ve probably had an ovarian cyst without even knowing about it

February 6th 2019 / Anna Hunter

Many ovarian cysts come and go with no symptoms, but as Kate Beckinsale’s recent experience proves, they can also be very painful and result in serious health problems. It’s high time to demystify the cyst… >>>

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The most common fears about childbirth (and how to conquer them)

February 5th 2019 / Rosie Goode

As it's reported that Meghan Markle is breaking with tradition and hiring a birth doula, we asked a hypnobirthing expert how it might help - plus the childbirth myths never to believe >>>

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How to get over your 'smear fear'

January 22nd 2019 / Anna Hunter

When was your last smear test? It needn’t be an ordeal - here’s how to take the stress out of your next appointment as Cervical Screening Week begins >>>

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Why your 7 day pill break was designed with the Pope in mind

January 22nd 2019 / Anna Hunter

Not like, your body. With new health guidelines stating that we don’t actually need to take the traditional 7-day pill break, here’s where the Pope figures and what you can do right now >>>

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What happened when I swapped painkillers for period pain patches for my cramps

December 10th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

They claim to provide natural, non-medical ways to soothe pain away, but do they deliver? One GTG writer put them to the test >>>

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How to get pregnant: 15 conception facts that every woman should know

October 16th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Trying to get pregnant? We asked an expert to share what we really need to know about trying to conceive >>>

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HPV decoded: 9 things you need to know

September 26th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

The Human Papilloma Virus - its symptoms, prevention and treatment explained by a gynaecologist and someone who has it >>>

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I suddenly started having panic attacks in my mid-40s and this was the surprising reason

August 17th 2018 / Randi Hutter Epstein

What felt like full-blown anxiety was in fact a hot flush, but even this doctor didn't recognise it when it happened to her. Here's what she wants you to know >>>

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A beginner’s guide to how to exercise during the menopause

June 26th 2018 / Jane Dowling

Exercise is essential for menopausal women’s physical and mental health, but what if you’re not sure where to start? Menopause coach and PT Jane Dowling shares the beginner’s fitness plan that anyone can do >>>

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Why probiotics could be the key to a healthier vagina

June 24th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

They’re not just good for your gut, they can also help put a stop to repeat episodes of thrush and bacterial vaginosis too. Here’s why these 'friendly' bacteria play a valuable role in keeping your vaginal flora happy and healthy >>>

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Period pants to BPA-free tampon applicators - the stylish eco-friendly sanitary products worth knowing about

June 22nd 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Reusable sanitary products have come leaps and bounds - the days of bulky nappies and uncomfortable rags are long behind us. Meet the ones set to make their mark >>>

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