A Deep dive into the menopause journey of marginalized people

CYSTERS PRESENTS: MARGINALISED AND MENOPAUSAL A leading reproductive and mental health charity has announced their inaugural reproductive themed event, Marginalised and Menopausal. Designed to shed light on the unique needs and experiences of historically marginalised communities during their journey through the menopause, the event will feature talks from a host of keynote speakers, including This Continue Reading

NHS England boss vows to eradicate cervical cancers by 2040 and urges people to attend screenings

NHS England boss vows to eradicate cervical cancers by 2040 and urges people to attend screenings Experts have backed NHS England’s promise to eliminate cervical cancer cases by 2040 following an announcement from boss Amanda Pritchard. There are currently around 2,600 women, and those assigned female at birth, a year in England are diagnosed with Continue Reading

UK fertility regulator launches improved for fertility treatment ‘add-ons’

Patients undergoing fertility treatment now have better information on whether ‘add-on’ treatments will improve their chances of having a baby as well as other outcomes, as the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) launches its new ratings. Patients are offered add-ons with the claim that they will increase the success of their treatment but the Continue Reading

Health equality has been de-prioritised for decades

Sharing her own experiences of living with endometriosis, Emily Morrison highlights the ‘triple injustice’ in knowledge and evidence, gender identity, and social policy that perpetuate health inequity. This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) brought mixed feelings for me. My appreciation for the activism that has continued to drive women’s rights since 1909 sits alongside my Continue Reading

Menstruation and Indian Cultural Practices: Period, Pollution and Purity – Rittika Dasgupta

Menstruation and Indian Cultural Practices: Period, Pollution and Purity by Rittika Dasgupta This article highlights how menstruation is viewed largely by the Hindu community in India and it suggests ways to combat it. I use the term ‘menstruator’ consciously throughout the article to keep it gender-neutral. However, I also use the term ‘woman’, when it Continue Reading

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

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