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

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

PCOS: Only a Reproductive Disorder?

Elizabeth Schneider, MS If you’re like me and ever curious about your body and its functions, you’ve probably ‘Googled’ your condition, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). This search typically yields the same sort of results about PCOS symptoms: ‘irregular menstrual periods, excess body and facial hair, obesity, infertility, etc.’ Having done this a few times, I, Continue Reading

Period Shaming

By Sheila Harrington Jane Garvey, one of Women’s Hour’s presenters, recently sent a pre-show tweet saying that she was going to be talking about how women feel about having sex while on their period (period sex). Some of the replies she received were as follows: ‘Crikey’ A range of disgusted GIFs ‘It’s just eeewww to Continue Reading

Embracing your health with pelvic floor exercises

Written by Sneha Battin The secret to a better you, comes with understanding your own body and working towards achieving it. No, I don’t mean heavy weight loss programs (pfft!) or unimaginable-and might I add painful cosmetic treatments that concentrates on the outer beauty. I am talking about the inner you. You. Your health. About Continue Reading