Be Womb Cancer Aware.

Written by Kaz Molloy On 23rd Dec 2009 I was diagnosed with womb cancer. The ...
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I had labiaplasty at 22 – This is what I want you to know.

What is labiaplasty?.. Perhaps you’ve heard of it by its more common name of the ...
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Why I started vlogging my illness…

I have been writing here on Cysters for over three years now... and how time ...
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Self love in isolation

So, Everyone has become a baker during this lockdown, and whilst we LOVE a good ...
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PCOS-er And Proud!

By Ritu Bhathal Remember the time you huddled together with your friends, proudly exclaiming you’d ...
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MENstruation

By Manpreet “Singh is Queer” Virk Society is broken up into binary options like male ...
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Not everyone is stock piling!

Not everyone is stock piling! As a sufferer of Endometriosis and PCOS, I am sick ...
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Surviving Mothers Day

For some of us, Mother’s Day is hard. For me there is constant reminder of ...
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What the COVID19 pandemic means for Period Poverty…

Period Poverty is a long-standing problem in the UK. It's been a cause for work/school ...
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Put yourself first…

Hello everyone - first off, it's great to be back writing for you all again ...
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Millennial Women: Transitioning into high gear

By Sneha Battin In a life filled with meaningfulness and accomplishments, there have been some ...
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This Is A Man’s World

It’s been just over a hundred years since women gained the right to vote and ...
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Recommended Reads for 2020 – Books That Will Challenge How You See The World

Recommended Reads for 2020 - Books That Will Challenge How You See The World Nikita ...
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#KnowYourVulva

Clare Baumhauer "There was no awareness campaign for Lichen Sclerosus or Vulval cancer so we ...
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Major research project aims to improve treatment for those with polycystic ovary syndrome

A major £2.4 million research project is underway at the University of Birmingham aimed at ...
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What is endometriosis?

By Odelia Thomas (Instagram @she.is.lotus) After sharing my journey with endometriosis, I have had questions ...
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PAINFUL HYSTEROSCOPY?

CYSTERS - if you’ve had a painful hysteroscopy – recently or in the past - ...
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10 things I wish I could tell work about my chronic illness…

Talking about being chronically ill can be extremely difficult because even though you are ill, ...
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PCOS doesn’t hurt…

**Disclaimer: This post is intended as sarcasm and in no way is intentionally bringing down ...
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“Will I survive or do I have just a few days to live?”

Dafina Malovska’s Story Everyone has a story, and this is mine. My name is Dafina ...
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The Love Your Period Campaign: Behind the Scenes

The Love Your Period Campaign: Behind the Scenes The ‘Love Your Period’ Campaign was set ...
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Period Shaming

By Sheila Harrington Jane Garvey, one of Women’s Hour’s presenters, recently sent a pre-show tweet ...
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Embracing your health with pelvic floor exercises

Written by Sneha Battin The secret to a better you, comes with understanding your own ...
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Go Red!

IT’S HERE! September is Gynae Cancer Awareness Month, and for the second year running the ...
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Male Mental Illness & Fights Against Patriarchies

Male Mental Illness & Fights Against Patriarchies* Shuranjeet Singh *This article acknowledges the breadth of ...
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Let’s talk about sexual consent…

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, women and men are more willing to break ...
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Youth Activism – Making a difference

Cysters are really lucky to have some amazing youth activists, breaking barriers around reproductive and ...
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Reproducing weight stigma at the Gynaecologist’s office.

Weight Stigma is defined as bias of discrimination towards individuals who are perceived by others ...
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This is what I NEED you to know about my PMDD…

To all my friends, family, or even the ones who aren't in my life just ...
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Stop making your equals pay for a seat at the table!

So, recently there was a post here on our Cysters platform that highlighted concerns around ...
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Cervical Cancer Screening & HPV Vaccine Update

Somewhere in the world, a woman dies every 2 minutes from a totally preventable illness ...
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Redefining Strength

What does it mean to be strong in a world where it is defined by ...
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Is my vagina normal?

Is my vagina normal? In short yes. But we are angry. Angry at the rise ...
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They’re hormones, not whore-moans!

I have had it with the idea that women don't have as much of a ...
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Fight Patriarchy with us!

We need you. We have a platform for you to share your stories, your thoughts ...
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“I will always be that chubby girl in a crop top…” – Insulin Resistance & Body Positivity

I am all for body positivity and loving the skin that you’re in and yet ...
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Soul Cysters – A Spotlight on PMDD

The Soul Cysters Series, is a collection of different narratives around reproductive health and wellbeing ...
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Sandwell and West Birmingham Healthcare Trust partners with Cysters

Cysters have formed a partnership with Sandwell and West Birmingham Healthcare Trust to tackle issues ...
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Beyond the Invisible

We were really pleased to be invited to the launch of the Beyond the Invisible ...
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The importance of a strong support system when living with a chronic illness

Life can be hard at the best of times, for everyone, but when you're living ...
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Thank you THSH Birmingham!

International Women's Day usually means events across all sectors promoting how AWESOME women are.. and ...
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The “Hidden” costs of Endometriosis

Whas is endometriosis anyway? Quite simply put it's where the tissue that is similar to ...
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Virginity – A Social Constraint?

I’ve always believed that the concept of virginity was a social constraint. Actually, that’s a ...
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How on earth does Period Shame still exist?

Period shame. Never mind how does it still exist... how did it ever become a ...
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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 ...
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#12DaysofCysters – The Acne and Hair Struggle

OH YEAH… How attractive?! Well… other people will just have to deal with it. The ...
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Yes you can be Hairy and Body Positive!

YOU HEARD US RIGHT. JanuHairy is the new January. What a way to kick off ...
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#12DaysofCysters – GI needs to be labelled

IF YOU CAN PUT VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN ON LABELS YOU CAN SLAP THE GI NUMBER ...
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#12DaysofCysters – My First Induced Period

I KNOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE LIKE “EWWW” BUT PCOS NEEDS TO BE TALKED ABOUT ...
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#12DaysofCysters – Before I found Cysters…

Before I found Cysters I was part of many other online support groups after my ...
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#12DaysofCysters – My 3 types of ‘Baby Envy’

As a woman struggling with infertility, baby envy is one of my biggest flaws. Being ...
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#12DaysofCysters – Fitness advice that considers your hormones

I have been diagnosed with PCOS for almost three years and I am still battling ...
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