Thank you THSH Birmingham!

International Women’s Day usually means events across all sectors promoting how AWESOME women are.. and Cysters were lucky enough to be part of this! The Birmingham Town Hall Symphony Hall, held a weekend donation drive for Cysters, collecting menstrual products for us to distribute to Handsworth Association of Schools and various charities across the region. Continue Reading

The “Hidden” costs of Endometriosis

Whas is endometriosis anyway? Quite simply put it’s where the tissue that is similar to the lining of the womb starts growing in other places. On average it takes 7 and a half years to diagnose. Endometriosis UK, have done some sterling work around finding out the incurred for these sufferers, by partnering with Standard Continue Reading

Virginity – A Social Constraint?

I’ve always believed that the concept of virginity was a social constraint. Actually, that’s a lie. It’s taken me years of constant unlearning to get to this point. My belief that it is a social constraint doesn’t mean that I don’t think that virginity and sex doesn’t carry emotional weight. Because it does, and it Continue Reading

Is period poverty, a thing? What Can I do to help?

Cysters is a charity based on the concept of Cysterhood (pronounced Sisterhood) – and with that in mind everyone is Our Cyster. Hence – Our Cysters, tackling period poverty in the midlands. We will be working alongside organisations such as Midlands Langar Seva to deliver the products to homeless individuals and Handsworth Association of Schools to Continue Reading

Youth Advisory Board

Youth Advisory Board The Youth Advisory Board will exist to provide the youthful perspective into attitudes & issues around reproductive health. No one knows better than YOU how to reach youth. This is a chance for you to use your voice to support the community & gain leadership skills. The Youth Advisory Board will exist Continue Reading

Cysters Smear

We have seen the vigorous awareness campaigns across the United Kingdoms encouraging and inviting women to #SmearForSmear. The adverts are endorsed by celebrities and the community alike. Conversely.. not many of these public figures adequately represent the BAME community, and that is no bodies fault. It’s a sign that these campaigns will never get close Continue Reading

Coping with infertility at Christmas

Christmas, a time for family and children, but spare a thought for those women who have to go through the holidays dealing with infertility. Most couples take it for granted their ability to have a child. In a study conducted by the NHS 25% of couples struggle to have children. Christmas is commonly known as Continue Reading