MENstruation

By Manpreet “Singh is Queer” Virk             Society is broken up into binary options like male or female, black or white, left or right, etc. The creation of binary roles has erased millions of people worldwide for centuries. Erasure causes more conflict than compromise because it creates difficulties for people who do not fit the Continue Reading

Most Likely to Be Diagnosed, and Most Likely to Be Left out the Spotlight

Most Likely to Be Diagnosed & Most Likely to Be Left out the Spotlight Hiding in Plain Sight – Asian Women and Endometriosis by Nikita Aashi Chadha I want to start this article by alluding to a previous one (http://cysters.org/use-it-or-lose-it-white-privilege-and-the-dangers-of-a-single-story/). Last year, I wrote about the prevalence of white privilege within the reproductive health space, Continue Reading

Millennial Women: Transitioning into high gear

By Sneha Battin In a life filled with meaningfulness and accomplishments, there have been some iconic women who have emerged as leading pioneers in various sectors. By challenging the society’s way of workings, women have established themselves as powerhouses and have redefined history. From aerospace to arts, women have made their contribution by making choices Continue Reading

This Is A Man’s World

It’s been just over a hundred years since women gained the right to vote and to enter parliament, back in 1918. But, has anything really changed? On the surface, some would argue that gender equality is on the horizon and the tide is turning. The rest of us, however, are under no illusions regarding the Continue Reading

#KnowYourVulva

Clare Baumhauer “There was no awareness campaign for Lichen Sclerosus or Vulval cancer so we started our own.” But what is Lichen Sclerosus? Clare Baumhauer tells us more about her story, I was diagnosed in 2016 with lichen sclerosus and stage 3 vulval cancer. Shocking and scary to get diagnosed with cancer but to be told Continue Reading

Major research project aims to improve treatment for those with polycystic ovary syndrome

A major £2.4 million research project is underway at the University of Birmingham aimed at improving treatment for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).  PCOS affects at least ten percent of all women and causes irregular periods and difficulties trying to conceive.  Most women with PCOS have high levels of male hormones, known as androgens, Continue Reading

What is endometriosis?

By Odelia Thomas (Instagram @she.is.lotus) After sharing my journey with endometriosis, I have had questions about what it really is, so in today’s post, we will talk a little bit about what it is. Why is so little known about a disease that affects an estimated 1 in 10 women worldwide? Why do so few Continue Reading

PAINFUL HYSTEROSCOPY?

CYSTERS – if you’ve had a painful hysteroscopy – recently or in the past – this anonymous survey is for YOU.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2XTOe81rEy7zV2ARNPECceYyE–wTtR0mA10XHIxNQVOBrw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0Fx-7O2Eql_55k0UUb-dPI5MHq8EoOZ4MKHetNIbfgz1b92ZIyfCyYe58 The Campaign Against Painful Hysteroscopy compiled the survey.  We’re a community group of several hundred women who’ve all had shockingly painful NHS outpatient gynae experiences.  We run a public Facebook page, plus a Continue Reading