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

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

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

Opening up the conversation: why it’s important for South Asian women to talk about menopause

Going through menopause can feel lonely and challenging, especially within the South Asian community and culture where menopause is a taboo subject and very rarely a topic of conversation. I’m Meera and I’m on a mission to spread the message across to South Asian women that you have to work on yourself to be fitter Continue Reading

Dame Lesley Regan appointed Women’s Health Ambassador

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology to drive system level changes to close the gender health gap Women’s Health Ambassador to support the implementation of the upcoming Women’s Health Strategy for England Dame Lesley to be supported by a Deputy Ambassador focused on better understanding the challenges faced in accessing services across communities Women’s health and Continue Reading