From Meghan Markle to endometriosis… We don’t believe women.

March 19, 2021 Dr. Annalise Weckesser, Senior Research Fellow, HELS March is endometriosis (endo) awareness month (1). First, I’m supposed to tell you about the near decade long delay those with the condition still face.  Then, I’m supposed to tell you how common it is with 1 in 10 cis  women living with endo (2). Continue Reading

UK’s ‘silent’ PCOS sufferers: 49% first uncover diagnosis when trying to conceive

A recent study reveals that polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) – one of the most common causes of female infertility – is going undiagnosed for many young adults. Whilst easily treated in most cases, PCOS was the most common obstacle for couples who are trying to conceive – the study found that 58% of couples seeking Continue Reading

“Menopause matters, not just on World Menopause Day, but every day!”

Supporting Women’s Health and Wellbeing at Work will Help Everyone to (See Her) Thrive Last weekend we had World Mental Health Day (10th October) but how many people know that Sunday October 18th is World Menopause Day? A day to raise awareness, reduce stigma and offer support to the millions of women globally going through Continue Reading

We need you! Become a Trustee and shape Cysters.

Cysters is a small but growing voluntary organisation, with highly ambitious plans for future expansion of our community reach, services and presence. We are a registered charity (CIO) and have run as a project for 5 years. We are passionate about raising awareness around reproductive and mental wellbeing, specifically focusing on marginalised communities. We believe Continue Reading

Self love in isolation

So, Everyone has become a baker during this lockdown, and whilst we LOVE a good cake.. it doesn’t quite hit the spot, if you know what we mean. We aren’t bakers, more of a pleasure seeker, the cake doesn’t quite do it for us. But since we are in an pandemic due to Covid-19, we Continue Reading

PCOS-er And Proud!

By Ritu Bhathal Remember the time you huddled together with your friends, proudly exclaiming you’d finally got your period? Remember that girl standing on the outskirts, not joining in with the conversation? That was me. Remember when you’d joke about the pains, share your remedies, your experiences? Remember that girl, smiling and nodding, but not Continue Reading

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