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

Self love in isolation

So, Everyone has become a baker during this lockdown, and whilst we LOVE a good cake.. it doesn’t quite hit the spot, if you know what we mean. We aren’t bakers, more of a pleasure seeker, the cake doesn’t quite do it for us. But since we are in an pandemic due to Covid-19, we Continue Reading

Most Likely to Be Diagnosed, and Most Likely to Be Left out the Spotlight

Most Likely to Be Diagnosed & Most Likely to Be Left out the Spotlight Hiding in Plain Sight – Asian Women and Endometriosis by Nikita Aashi Chadha I want to start this article by alluding to a previous one (http://cysters.org/use-it-or-lose-it-white-privilege-and-the-dangers-of-a-single-story/). Last year, I wrote about the prevalence of white privilege within the reproductive health space, Continue Reading

What is endometriosis?

By Odelia Thomas (Instagram @she.is.lotus) After sharing my journey with endometriosis, I have had questions about what it really is, so in today’s post, we will talk a little bit about what it is. Why is so little known about a disease that affects an estimated 1 in 10 women worldwide? Why do so few Continue Reading

Endo – what?!

From the time I started having my periods at age 11, I do not remember having a pain free period. I spent my teenage years going from doctor to doctor for relief. Most of them told me that it was my “normal”, gave me pain killers and anti-nausea medication then would send me on my Continue Reading

Reproducing weight stigma at the Gynaecologist’s office.

Weight Stigma is defined as bias of discrimination towards individuals who are perceived by others to be overweight or obese.  Having Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) I’ve experienced it myself.  Here’s one example.  A few years ago, I attended a Gynaecologist appointment on the 9th floor of the hospital block.  I was feeling very poorly at Continue Reading

Use it or Lose it – White Privilege and the Danger of a Single Story

For anyone who doesn’t know me, my name is Nikita Aashi Chadha and I’m 27 years old. I’m a British national by birth, but I’m from the Indian Diaspora – desi (in my own way) and proud. I was diagnosed with endometriosis and PCOS last year in 2018, following a laparoscopy. The road to referral and diagnosis 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

Depo Provera – How safe is it?

In the UK only 3% of women choose the Depo-Provera injection as their form or birth-control but many others claim the side effects are too problematic and feel as though it should be banned… just how safe is it? Depo-provera is a form of hormonal contraceptive used by women that requires an injection every three Continue Reading