A Deep dive into the menopause journey of marginalized people

CYSTERS PRESENTS: MARGINALISED AND MENOPAUSAL A leading reproductive and mental health charity has announced their inaugural reproductive themed event, Marginalised and Menopausal. Designed to shed light on the unique needs and experiences of historically marginalised communities during their journey through the menopause, the event will feature talks from a host of keynote speakers, including This Continue Reading

Addressing the Menopause GAP

The menopause is a time when a woman’s periods stop and her hormone levels change. Around 85% of women experience problems (such as hot flushes, changes in mood, joint pains) that may continue for years. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be prescribed for these symptoms, as well as to prevent other longer-term problems that increase Continue Reading

Fast Covid-19 recovery for fertility services but variation remains, reveals new report

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

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

Go Red!

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