HFEA figures show Black patients are less likely to have successful IVF treatment

Fertility regulator calls on Black patients to help shape future UK treatment HFEA figures show Black patients are less likely to have successful IVF treatment People from ethnic minority backgrounds who have undergone fertility treatment are being urged to share their views and experiences to help shape the future of fertility treatment and policy in Continue Reading

Would you like to take part in a study about experiences of urogynaecological conditions, to develop a new web resource for patients and healthcare professionals?

Urogynaecology is a subspecialty of gynaecology that evaluates and treats conditions of the female pelvic organs, supporting muscles and tissues as related to urinary function. Taking part in the study will involve being interviewed about your experiences of having urogynaecological conditions,such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, bladder problems, and urinary tract infection or cystitis. Continue Reading

Navigating reproductive health issues as a lesbian couple

By Kiran Chalke and Hayle Davies As a lesbian couple with a whole list of reproductive health issues, including endometriosis, PCOS and Fibroids, we have faced a lot of barriers to accessing appropriate gynaecological care. This includes having to constantly prove that our health issues are severe enough to warrant treatment and having to always Continue Reading

Let Cysters Discover- Changing Narrative

I am Nirali Jain, I am currently purs​​​​uing my M.A in Service Design from the University of Arts, London. As part of my thesis project, I a​m working on a project to explore how we can better support women suffering from PCOS with better services and knowledge to empower them to take charge of their own body and health. My Continue Reading

Transgender Men’s Experience of Living with Endometriosis – Study

– Cheryl Eder One in ten people have endometriosis, a disease that is painful and chronic having a destructive effect on daily life for those who live with this disease. I am one in ten. I started researching endometriosis as part of my endometriosis diagnosis and my wanting to know more about how to live Continue Reading

Ever wondered why your healthcare provider presses on your belly during your physical examination?

Dr Sneha Battin Your abdomen is home to a lot of vital organs: the stomach, the intestines, the colon, liver, spleen, gallbladder, pancreas, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, kidneys, uterus, bladder, and many blood vessels. Clinicians are trained to examine your body with their hands to find the cause of your distress. In women, pressing down Continue Reading