PCOS: Voices Unheard – Exploring PCOS in the UK’s South Asian and Afro-Caribbean Communities

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First Birmingham Disability Festival To Take Place In Birmingham during Disability Pride Month 

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Birth Trauma Inquiry Report: A Call for Comprehensive Reform in Maternity Services

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Experiences and Challenges with Recurrent Vulvovaginal Thrush in Primary Care: Healthcare Professional Perspectives

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Gaps In Menopause Research Leave Marginalised Communities Struggling For Proper Care

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Updates To The NHS Constitution To Strengthen Privacy, Dignity And Safety Of All Patients 

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Elevating Black Maternal Voices: Why Black Maternal Awareness Week Matters

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Endometriosis diagnosis delays in People of Colour

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Empowering Black Mothers: Addressing Maternal Health Inequalities

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PCOS patients ‘could be more likely to struggle with memory problems’ – study shows

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Beauty influencer Jessica Pettway died aged 36 from cervical cancer after multiple incorrect medical diagnoses.

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Endometriosis: Years of being “dismissed, ignored and belittled”

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Cysters is a grassroots, community-led charity committed to enhancing the health, education, and well-being of individuals experiencing menstrual, maternal and mental health challenges, particularly those from marginalized or culturally diverse backgrounds. Our work is grounded in intersectional lived experiences and the principles of decolonization, which we term menstrual and maternal justice.

Our mission is threefold:

Public Education: We aim to enhance awareness and understanding of menstrual, maternal, and mental health issues.

Community Empowerment: We equip individuals with the knowledge and resources needed to make informed decisions about their treatment options. Acknowledging our limits, we collaborate with other organizations to provide a comprehensive approach to community care.

Cultural Advocacy: We work to dismantle the cultural misogyny surrounding menstrual, maternal, and mental health issues, as well as chronic illnesses.

Through these efforts, Cysters is dedicated to creating a more inclusive and informed society where everyone has access to the support and information they need for their reproductive health and well-being.