Endometriosis diagnosis delays in People of Colour

New survey seeks to investigate and amplify marginalised voices in healthcare decision-making Cysters and Endometriosis UK are working in partnership to ensure that all voices are heard in discussions about healthcare policy and initiatives, especially those from marginalised communities. Despite progress in healthcare data collection, there remains a gap in representing the experiences of marginalised Continue Reading

Empowering Black Mothers: Addressing Maternal Health Inequalities

The journey of motherhood is supposed to be one of joy and anticipation, but for many Black women in England, it’s overshadowed by alarming statistics and disparities in maternal healthcare. Recent analysis has unveiled a troubling reality: Black women are up to six times more likely to experience severe birth complications compared to their white Continue Reading

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

PCOS patients ‘could be more likely to struggle with memory problems’ – study shows People with polycystic ovary syndrome may be more likely to have memory and thinking problems in middle age, according to new research. PCOS is a hormonal disorder that is defined by irregular menstruation and elevated levels of androgens. Other symptoms may Continue Reading

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

Beauty influencer Jessica Pettway died aged 36 from cervical cancer after multiple incorrect medical diagnoses. The prominent beauty, fashion and lifestyle YouTube star passed away on March 11, 2024, just nine months after she was diagnosed with Stage 3 cervical cancer. The influencer broke the news of her shock diagnosis to fans on social media after Continue Reading

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

Endometriosis UK urges improvement to deteriorating diagnosis times  Getting a diagnosis for endometriosis now takes almost a year longer than before the pandemic, according to new research published by the charity Endometriosis UK during Endometriosis Action Month 2024 (March).  A new study shows that diagnosis times in the UK have significantly worsened over the last Continue Reading

Recognizing the Unseen Pain: A Step Forward in Acknowledging Pregnancy Loss

As a mother who experienced the heart-wrenching loss of my first child before reaching the 24-week mark of pregnancy, the recent announcement by the government regarding the introduction of pregnancy loss certificates fills me with a mix of emotions. It’s a bittersweet revelation, one that evokes both sorrow for the past and hope for the Continue Reading

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

Doctor busts ‘viral myths’ about how to balance hormones

A doctor has shut down five myths that have been circulating online about how to balance hormones as searches for shortcuts skyrocket. In the last year, the hashtag #hormonebalancing has gained more than 21 million views on the popular video-sharing app – but you shouldn’t believe everything you see online. Dr. Emilee Wayne, Licensed Naturopathic Physician Continue Reading

Latest ethnic diversity data highlights disparities in treatment outcomes, UK regulator finds

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) found fertility treatment outcomes varied widely for Black, Asian and ethnic minority patients. HFEA data shows significant differences by ethnic group in the use and outcomes of fertility treatment. The average IVF birth rate per embryo transferred has increased across all groups, but Black and Asian patients aged Continue Reading