Let Cysters Discover- Changing Narrative

I am Nirali Jain, I am currently purs​​​​uing my M.A in Service Design from the ...
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I fought for my womb

By - Sunita Thind As far back as I can recall, I have always known ...
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100 Chronic Illness Advocates – The Power List

In light of recent events and in response to existing in a majority-led space, Cysters ...
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Periods during the Pandemic

OVER ONE MILLION GIRLS IN THE UK STRUGGLED TO AFFORD OR ACCESS PERIOD PRODUCTS DURING ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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The Double-Edged Sword of Pain VS Pleasure

The Double-Edged Sword of Pain VS Pleasure What Having Sex is Like with Endometriosis and ...
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There Is Nothing Superficial About Endometriosis

There Is Nothing Superficial About Endometriosis Nikita Aashi Chadha I have stage one Endometriosis. When ...
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“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 ...
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We need you! Become a Trustee and shape Cysters.

Cysters is a small but growing voluntary organisation, with highly ambitious plans for future expansion ...
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Being a Black Woman Experiencing Surgical Menopause

By: Amelia I. Benson I’m sure you know the phrase ‘Representation Matters’, this term has ...
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Be Womb Cancer Aware.

Written by Kaz Molloy On 23rd Dec 2009 I was diagnosed with womb cancer. The ...
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I had labiaplasty at 22 – This is what I want you to know.

What is labiaplasty?.. Perhaps you’ve heard of it by its more common name of the ...
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Why I started vlogging my illness…

I have been writing here on Cysters for over three years now... and how time ...
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Self love in isolation

So, Everyone has become a baker during this lockdown, and whilst we LOVE a good ...
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PCOS-er And Proud!

By Ritu Bhathal Remember the time you huddled together with your friends, proudly exclaiming you’d ...
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MENstruation

By Manpreet “Singh is Queer” Virk Society is broken up into binary options like male ...
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Not everyone is stock piling!

Not everyone is stock piling! As a sufferer of Endometriosis and PCOS, I am sick ...
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Surviving Mothers Day

For some of us, Mother’s Day is hard. For me there is constant reminder of ...
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What the COVID19 pandemic means for Period Poverty…

Period Poverty is a long-standing problem in the UK. It's been a cause for work/school ...
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Put yourself first…

Hello everyone - first off, it's great to be back writing for you all again ...
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Millennial Women: Transitioning into high gear

By Sneha Battin In a life filled with meaningfulness and accomplishments, there have been some ...
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This Is A Man’s World

It’s been just over a hundred years since women gained the right to vote and ...
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Recommended Reads for 2020 – Books That Will Challenge How You See The World

Recommended Reads for 2020 - Books That Will Challenge How You See The World Nikita ...
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#KnowYourVulva

Clare Baumhauer "There was no awareness campaign for Lichen Sclerosus or Vulval cancer so we ...
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Major research project aims to improve treatment for those with polycystic ovary syndrome

A major £2.4 million research project is underway at the University of Birmingham aimed at ...
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What is endometriosis?

By Odelia Thomas (Instagram @she.is.lotus) After sharing my journey with endometriosis, I have had questions ...
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PAINFUL HYSTEROSCOPY?

CYSTERS - if you’ve had a painful hysteroscopy – recently or in the past - ...
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10 things I wish I could tell work about my chronic illness…

Talking about being chronically ill can be extremely difficult because even though you are ill, ...
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PCOS doesn’t hurt…

**Disclaimer: This post is intended as sarcasm and in no way is intentionally bringing down ...
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“Will I survive or do I have just a few days to live?”

Dafina Malovska’s Story Everyone has a story, and this is mine. My name is Dafina ...
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Endo – what?!

From the time I started having my periods at age 11, I do not remember ...
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The Love Your Period Campaign: Behind the Scenes

The Love Your Period Campaign: Behind the Scenes The ‘Love Your Period’ Campaign was set ...
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PCOS: Only a Reproductive Disorder?

Elizabeth Schneider, MS If you’re like me and ever curious about your body and its ...
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Period Shaming

By Sheila Harrington Jane Garvey, one of Women’s Hour’s presenters, recently sent a pre-show tweet ...
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Embracing your health with pelvic floor exercises

Written by Sneha Battin The secret to a better you, comes with understanding your own ...
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Go Red!

IT’S HERE! September is Gynae Cancer Awareness Month, and for the second year running the ...
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Male Mental Illness & Fights Against Patriarchies

Male Mental Illness & Fights Against Patriarchies* Shuranjeet Singh *This article acknowledges the breadth of ...
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Let’s talk about sexual consent…

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, women and men are more willing to break ...
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Youth Activism – Making a difference

Cysters are really lucky to have some amazing youth activists, breaking barriers around reproductive and ...
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Reproducing weight stigma at the Gynaecologist’s office.

Weight Stigma is defined as bias of discrimination towards individuals who are perceived by others ...
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This is what I NEED you to know about my PMDD…

To all my friends, family, or even the ones who aren't in my life just ...
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Stop making your equals pay for a seat at the table!

So, recently there was a post here on our Cysters platform that highlighted concerns around ...
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Cervical Cancer Screening & HPV Vaccine Update

Somewhere in the world, a woman dies every 2 minutes from a totally preventable illness ...
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Redefining Strength

What does it mean to be strong in a world where it is defined by