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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.


#FreePeriods march seeks to put an end to period poverty

December 20th 2017 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

A march this evening is calling on the British government to improve access to free sanitary products for girls in the UK. Here’s how you can get involved >>>


A quarter of UK women have been forced to take time off due to period pain

December 15th 2017 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

New findings show that not only is period pain preventing us from working, but an uncomfortably high proportion of us would prefer to lie about it instead of discussing it with our bosses >>>


Why we still need safer forms of hormonal contraception

December 8th 2017 / Anna Hunter

Newer versions of hormonal contraceptives were thought to be safer in terms of breast cancer risk, but recent data looking at 1.8 million Danish women taking them suggests otherwise… >>>


10 of the most ‘intimate’ questions that women ask their gynaecologist

November 19th 2017 / Anna Hunter

Ever wondered if your discharge is ‘normal’ or what you can do about down under dryness? From post-baby sex to vaginal douching, a gynaecologist answers ten questions she’s commonly asked in clinic. A must-read for anyone with a vagina >>>


Why are we still embarrassed to talk about periods?

October 9th 2017 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

New findings reveal that more than a quarter of girls don’t know what to do when they start their period and nearly half are embarrassed by them. It’s time to break the stigma >>>


Girls in the UK can’t afford sanitary products

March 21st 2017 / Judy Johnson

A charity has found that UK teens are having to skip school because they’re ‘too poor’ to buy tampons and pads - find out how you can help >>>


Hormonal contraception and depression: what now?

October 10th 2016 / Anna Hunter

A recent study revealed a significant association between some forms of hormonal contraception and depression, but should we act on the news, and if so, how? >>>


Caroline Hirons announced as ambassador for gynaecological cancer charity

September 1st 2016 / Judy Johnson

The beauty expert is fronting The Eve Appeal’s campaign for Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month >>>


Does having your period affect your fitness levels?

August 23rd 2016 / Anna Hunter

Despite that fact that we make up half of the world’s population, research into how our menstrual cycle affects our fitness levels is thin on the ground. We sought some expert opinion… >>>


Managing the signs of menopause: 10 things you need to know

July 26th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

We sought the advice of a doctor to help make sense of the menopause and its more unpleasant side-effects >>>


Ectopic pregnancy: 8 things every woman needs to know

July 13th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

What are ectopic pregnancies and what causes them? We asked a leading fertility expert for his advice regarding spotting the signs and the best modes of treatment >>>


Fertility Facts: 15 things you need to know about getting pregnant

June 2nd 2016 / Katie Robertson

With 1 in 6 couples experiencing fertility problems, expert Susannah Makram looks into the top facts we should all know before embarking on the road to pregnancy >>>


The Boots Period Delay Service: the key to controlling your menstrual cycle?

May 17th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Want to make your period one less thing to worry about at your wedding, during an exam or on holiday? The Boots Period Delay Service could prove pretty handy if so... >>>

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How pelvic floor training got sexy

January 16th 2016 / Emma Bartley

Can't go on a trampoline? Terrified to sneeze? Would never consider a running club for fear you'll need a change of leggings? Thanks to some great new products, it's all easily fixed - without shame. Emma Bartley reports >>>


What’s the price of periods? The tampon tax debate

October 30th 2015 / India Block

Periods are taxing enough as it is without having to pay tax for them >>>


Regular use of the contraceptive pill can halve risk of ovarian cancer

August 6th 2015 / Elizabeth Bennett

One of the largest ever studies of oral contraceptives has found that taking the pill long term can prevent cancer of the womb >>>


10 things they don't tell you about pregnancy

June 2nd 2015 / Emma Bartley

Emma Bartley writes about the ten things she definitely didn't sign up for when planning to have a baby >>>


How to optimise your fertility through your diet

October 31st 2014 / Hanna Ibraheem

Fertility expert and author Emma Cannon talks us through her tips to optimising your fertility >>>


Sex in a tent: 10 ways to boost your fertility this festival season

June 30th 2014

Yep, you heard us right. Check out these top tips for getting frisky at this year’s festivals >>>


Health and the contraceptive pill: women deserve to be fully informed

February 6th 2014 / Judy Johnson

The news that modern oral contraceptives increase the chances of a fatal blood clot is hard to swallow. Women must be given the whole picture, writes Judy Johnson >>>


An App a Day: Period Tracker

April 28th 2012 / Sarah Vine

Clumsy? Grumpy? Wiped out? You'll probably still need your phone to tell you why, says Sarah Vine >>>

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