A third of young people across the UK are missing school due to a lack of access to period products

DATE: 26th May 2023: A third of young people across the UK are missing school due to a lack of access to period products and the shame surrounding periods in schools.  New data commissioned by a group of UK charities fighting period poverty; Birmingham based charity Cysters, Irise, In Kind Direct, Freedom4Girls and Bloody Good Continue Reading

What natural solutions can help with PCOS?

What natural solutions can help with PCOS? Author bio: Leslie Kenny is the co-founder of the Oxford Longevity Project, a series of free public health webinars about the latest scientific breakthroughs in aging. She also runs anti-aging supplement brand Oxford Healthspan. What is PCOS? Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that impacts how 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

Nina Wadia Opens UK’s First Period Charity Shop Tackling The Rise Of Period Products During The Cost Of Living Crisis

7th June 2022, Walton on Thames Surrey UK The UK’s first period charity Binti International, opens the doors to the UK’s first period charity shop in Walton on Thames. Award winning actor Nina Wadia officially opened the shop in celebration of Menstrual Health Day May 28th. The opening of the charity shop celebrated the first Continue Reading

Self-less woman offering free keep-sake parcels to families struggling with baby loss

Woman, 24, gifting free memory boxes to parents grieving baby loss A self-less woman is offering free keep-sake parcels to families struggling with baby loss after suffering two miscarriages herself.  Courtney Greener was almost five months pregnant with her son, Ezra when she was rushed to the hospital after starting to miscarry during the night.  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

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