Call for children to learn about common women’s health condition in school

A termination and six miscarriages in five years; Leila Martyn calls for change London, England, October 03 2022 – A government petition has launched highlighting the imperative that Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Endometriosis information is included as part of the national curriculum for children in secondary school when learning about reproductive organs. Despite The Women’s Continue Reading

Black women’s reproductive health – Report Launch

The project started in June 2020 whilst working on a campaign to remove period poverty with Freedom4Girls. But after George Floyd’s murder and the spark into the Black Lives Matter movement, as a team working for an organisation representing African and Caribbean women*, Tora and the team wanted to act, so the Black Women’s Menstrual Continue Reading

Opening up the conversation: why it’s important for South Asian women to talk about menopause

Going through menopause can feel lonely and challenging, especially within the South Asian community and culture where menopause is a taboo subject and very rarely a topic of conversation. I’m Meera and I’m on a mission to spread the message across to South Asian women that you have to work on yourself to be fitter Continue Reading

Dame Lesley Regan appointed Women’s Health Ambassador

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology to drive system level changes to close the gender health gap Women’s Health Ambassador to support the implementation of the upcoming Women’s Health Strategy for England Dame Lesley to be supported by a Deputy Ambassador focused on better understanding the challenges faced in accessing services across communities Women’s health and Continue Reading

Maternity disparities taskforce explores women’s health before and during pregnancy

MATERNITY DISPARITIES TASKFORCE EXPLORES WOMEN’S HEALTH BEFORE AND DURING PREGNANCY *             Women’s Health Minister Maria Caulfield and Chief Midwifery Officer Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent co-chaired the second meeting of the maternity taskforce *             Discussion focused on the role of GPs, nurses and healthcare practitioners in supporting women’s health before and during pregnancy while the NHS tackles 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

Grant fund launched to support reproductive wellbeing in the workplace.

*             Applications open for funding grants of between £200,000 and £600,000 for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector who specialise in women’s wellbeing services *             The funding will ensure women experiencing reproductive issues – such as the menopause or pregnancy loss – are better supported to remain in or return to the workplace Continue Reading

Further Action taken to improve the supply of HRT.

Further Action taken to improve the supply of HRT. *             Action taken as suppliers increase stocks of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) products *             Head of the HRT Supply Taskforce and industry identify immediate actions to improve short term supply and ensure ongoing stability *             Further Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) issued to provide flexibility for pharmacists Continue Reading