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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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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How to get over your 'smear fear'

June 12th 2018 / 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 period could be causing your sleep problems

June 6th 2018 / Anna Hunter

If you’re having restless nights around your period, you’re not alone. Here’s why menstruation could be messing with your sleep patterns, and what you can do to get a good night’s kip pre and during your period >>>

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Why you keep getting cystitis and how to treat it

May 29th 2018 / Anna Hunter

The ‘every two seconds’ toilet trips, stinging when you pee and constant fatigue: at least half of women can relate to the limiting symptoms of cystitis. With the news that cranberry juice is futile and ibuprofen slows recovery, here’s what you can do to prevent it or ease the pain >>>

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Why taking a break from your pill isn’t the “detox” you were promised

May 22nd 2018 / Anna Hunter

“Clean” contraception and taking a “cleanse” from hormonal contraception is increasingly touted as the natural option and better for your health. We predict a ‘clean eating’ style backlash, and here’s why >>>

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Caroline Hirons: “I’m desperate to change how we talk about our bodies”

May 17th 2018 / Anna Hunter

The skincare legend on why she’s championing The Eve Appeal Get Lippy campaign, how a smear test could’ve made all the difference to her grandma and why it’s time we all got comfortable with talking about all things gynaecological >>>

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A realistic ‘trying for a baby’ timeline if you’re 35+

May 4th 2018 / Anna Hunter

If you’re planning a ‘honeymoon’ baby or want to improve your chances of getting pregnant in the near future, here’s your ‘need to know’ on starting a family later, from tweaking your diet to when to stop taking contraception >>>

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I used a contraceptive app - and got pregnant

May 2nd 2018 / Anna Butterworth

Anna Butterworth wanted a contraceptive that didn’t have a negative impact on her mental or physical health, or the environment. She switched to a contraceptive app, and ended up having an experience she didn't bargain for as a result. Here’s her story >>>

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What I wish I’d known the first time I had sex

April 29th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Seven women speak candidly about what they would tell their younger selves and how their feelings about body and sexual confidence have evolved >>>

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

April 25th 2018 / Rosie Goode

Plus the childbirth myths never to believe >>>

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Cramping up? This is why your period is so painful

April 17th 2018 / Anna Hunter

It’s not just an excuse to stay off games: doctors have compared the pain caused by menstrual cramps to that of experiencing a heart attack. If you’re one of the 20% of women suffering from painful cramping, read on for relief >>>

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What your vaginal discharge is trying to tell you

April 4th 2018 / Anna Hunter

It’s the topic that sexual health experts are asked about the most, from women of all ages. From smell to post-sex secretions and douching, here’s your ‘no holds barred’ guide to what’s “normal”, and what’s not >>>

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Do women’s periods really sync up?

March 22nd 2018 / Martie Haselton

It’s a widely held belief that those who live together will eventually experience the syncing up of their menstrual cycles - but is there any truth to it? Evolutionary scientist and author Martie Haselton has the answer >>>

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Tight leggings and spin classes increase the demand for vagina surgery

March 16th 2018 / Anna Hunter

At least, according to one plastic surgeon. Dr David Cangello puts a 39% rise in labiaplasty surgery down to cosmetic concerns when wearing gym leggings and comfort issues on a bike saddle… >>>

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Finally, women who experience heavy periods are being taken seriously

March 15th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Thousands more women will be offered a new test by their GP to help to identify possible causes of heavy menstrual bleeding. It’s about time too… >>>

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HPV decoded: 9 things you might not, but need to know

March 8th 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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HANX: “We’re all about positive sexual health and female empowerment”

February 25th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Designed ‘by women for women,’ luxury condom brand HANX looks to empower as well as protect. We caught up with founders Sarah Welsh and Farah Kabir to find out more about its vision and mission >>>

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Why aren’t more women buying and carrying condoms?

February 20th 2018 / Anna Hunter

1 in 5 of us feel embarrassed to buy them, but a ‘by women’ brand of condoms is looking to change all of that. Here’s how HANX is set to change your sex life, and tired old stereotypes at the same time… >>>

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Extreme periods: what to do when menstruating is making life miserable

February 18th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Flooding, cramping, mood swings and even vomiting- severe, debilitating menstrual symptoms can be scary, painful and have a dramatic impact on daily life. Here’s a guide to what could be going on, and steps that could make ‘that’ week of the month better >>>

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5 passion killers that can ruin your Valentine’s Day and how to avoid them

February 14th 2018 / Jackie Lynch

More than one-third of us suffer from low libido and everyday issues such stress, bloating and exhaustion can easily dampen the mood. Jackie Lynch, Nutritional Therapist and author of Va Va Voom: The 10-Day Energy Diet, has these simple 'up-for-it' energy fixes >>>

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Stress, sex and sperm: what a fertility expert wants you to know

February 14th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Emma Cannon has been helping women to conceive for over 20 years. Here are the main issues she comes across, some of which may surprise you… >>>

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The Wonder Down Under: the vagina book that the world needs

February 13th 2018 / Anna Hunter

From shattering ‘the hymen myth’ to learning the truth about the clitoris (it’s FAR larger than you probably realise) and underlining how great discharge can really be, here’s why girls, women and humans everywhere should add this to their reading list… >>>

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My first period: real women share their stories

February 13th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From bathroom pep talks to period parties, we’ve all got a unique tale to tell >>>

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