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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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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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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 12th 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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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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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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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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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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