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

From Meghan Markle to endometriosis… We don’t believe women.

March 19, 2021 Dr. Annalise Weckesser, Senior Research Fellow, HELS March is endometriosis (endo) awareness month (1). First, I’m supposed to tell you about the near decade long delay those with the condition still face.  Then, I’m supposed to tell you how common it is with 1 in 10 cis  women living with endo (2). Continue Reading

UK’s ‘silent’ PCOS sufferers: 49% first uncover diagnosis when trying to conceive

A recent study reveals that polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) – one of the most common causes of female infertility – is going undiagnosed for many young adults. Whilst easily treated in most cases, PCOS was the most common obstacle for couples who are trying to conceive – the study found that 58% of couples seeking Continue Reading

“Menopause matters, not just on World Menopause Day, but every day!”

Supporting Women’s Health and Wellbeing at Work will Help Everyone to (See Her) Thrive Last weekend we had World Mental Health Day (10th October) but how many people know that Sunday October 18th is World Menopause Day? A day to raise awareness, reduce stigma and offer support to the millions of women globally going through Continue Reading

We need you! Become a Trustee and shape Cysters.

Cysters is a small but growing voluntary organisation, with highly ambitious plans for future expansion of our community reach, services and presence. We are a registered charity (CIO) and have run as a project for 5 years. We are passionate about raising awareness around reproductive and mental wellbeing, specifically focusing on marginalised communities. We believe Continue Reading