Latest HFEA report shows impact of Covid-19 on fertility treatment: * UK NHS-funded IVF treatments fell by 7% in 2020 * Private clinics bounce back but NHS slower to recover Fertility services were the first elective health service to reopen during the pandemic with the hard work of healthcare professionals keeping fertility patients’ hopes for Continue Reading
Be Womb Cancer Aware.
Written by Kaz Molloy On 23rd Dec 2009 I was diagnosed with womb cancer. The diagnosis came out of the blue as I was being seen by a gynaecologist for fibroids and an MRI scan to determine the size of them had picked up the cancer. I had never heard of “endometrial carcinoma” and actually Continue Reading
Not everyone is stock piling!
Not everyone is stock piling! As a sufferer of Endometriosis and PCOS, I am sick of people stockpiling. Living with a chronic condition with extremely heavy bleeding, I need access to menstrual products. We’ve seen throughout the years how there is a drive around period poverty, and with products costings from £1.00 to £5.00 you Continue Reading
IT’S HERE! September is Gynae Cancer Awareness Month, and for the second year running the Eve Appeal are asking you to Go Red!⠀Cysters are proud to be supporting this campaign, as only through collective support, sisterhood and community can we truly beat Cancer.⠀All across the world women are going red for all of the wrong Continue Reading
Is my vagina normal?
Is my vagina normal? In short yes. But we are angry. Angry at the rise of social media trends, that deem woman have to look a certain way, particularly with regards to their vulva. Labiaplasty, is the most common form of female genital cosmetic surgery, involves the lips of the vagina being shortened or reshaped. Continue Reading
Beyond the Invisible
We were really pleased to be invited to the launch of the Beyond the Invisible photography exhibition with our Cysters Champion Nikita Chadha. Cysters are looking forward to being part of on going conversations around this on going campaign, and feeding into discussions around reproductive health from the perspective of marginalized and BAME communities. We Continue Reading
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