Articles about 'women’s health'

My vaginismus is not for male sexual pleasure

More awareness of vaginismus as a serious medical condition is needed to challenge the idea that we’re simply women with ‘tight’ vaginas, says Vanessa de Largie

Guest Blogger // 15 April 2018

Categories: Blog

Cuts to health and social care will affect women the most

The disproportionate effects of austerity on women have a very real impact on their health, writes Monica Karpinski

Monica Karpinski // 15 December 2017

Categories: Blog

Pelvic mesh scandal exposes misogyny in medicine

A worldwide medical scandal has not only left hundreds of thousands of women in pain but exposed how deeply entrenched misogyny is in medicine, writes Kate Harveston

Guest Blogger // 6 October 2017

Categories: Blog

It’s time to talk about endometriosis

Healthcare and medicine may be improving rapidly, but why do women still face a barrier of shame in the doctor’s office? Asks Emily Chudy

Guest Blogger // 23 May 2017

Categories: Blog

Look out, a teen “meninist” is here to teach us about periods

Some may have laughed when a 19-year-old “meninist” told women to hold in their periods, but this lack of basic knowledge sidelines real women's health issues and experiences, writes Hayley Smith

Guest Blogger // 25 October 2016

Categories: Blog

PrEP is a game changer in HIV prevention, but why isn’t it available to women?

Susan Cole wonders why the NHS hasn't yet decided whether to make Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) available to women at high risk of contracting HIV, despite indications of its effectiveness

Guest Blogger // 7 November 2015

Categories: Blog

Bleeding nuisance

As Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month starts, Daloni Carlisle, Ambassador for The Eve Appeal, explains why women must start talking about their period

Guest Blogger // 9 September 2015

Categories: Blog

Call the Midwife: Another kind of nostalgia

Call the Midwife, a historical drama about childbirth set in 1950s London, was an unexpected ratings smash last winter. It's currently being repeated on Thursdays on BBC1. Emily Kenway examines its success as a mainstream drama with an, almost exclusively, female cast

Emily Kenway // 22 June 2012

Categories: Television

“Oh my god. You’re that nurse…”: Smear test post part 2

Philippa writes the second half of a 2-part post, begun yesterday, about women's experiences of smear tests, and how they could be improved.

Philippa Willitts // 19 September 2011

Categories: Blog

Endometriosis Awareness Week 2011

Philippa starts Endometriosis Awareness Week with a blog post about having the condition.

Philippa Willitts // 7 March 2011

Categories: Blog

New feature: Honeymoon cystitis?

Cystitis is bad enough, says Hannah Fearn. But why are doctors so dismissive? “Yes, it’s just part of being a woman. Don’t worry: it’ll probably get better once you’ve had...

Jess McCabe // 17 August 2010

Categories: Blog


Philippa talks about having polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Philippa Willitts // 10 May 2010

Categories: Blog

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