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

PCOS is a common endocrine disorder affecting women of reproductive age, characterised by hormonal imbalances that can lead to various symptoms, including irregular periods and ovarian cysts. (1) Existing research has highlighted an association between the difficulties and psychological stress, women of colour face, when trying to cope with this condition, with an exacerbation of Continue Reading

Gaps In Menopause Research Leave Marginalised Communities Struggling For Proper Care

While conversations around menopause are thankfully becoming more frequent, experts are asserting that women from marginalised communities are still being left without a voice. With a lack of research and support for the unique experiences of marginalised women, a harsh reality is being exposed: menopause equality is far from being achieved. Despite menopause affecting 51% Continue Reading

Elevating Black Maternal Voices: Why Black Maternal Awareness Week Matters

In the ongoing conversation about maternal health, a glaring concern has been at the forefront of our minds: the disproportionate challenges faced by Black mothers. In response, the United Kingdom, largely thanks to the efforts of campaigners has embraced Black Maternal Awareness Week—an essential initiative dedicated to addressing systemic disparities in maternal healthcare. The statistics Continue Reading

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

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