health

From the ovaries, outward, all about female-focused health and medicine.

Rivka Spicer3 days ago
PCOS: Cure or False Hope?
Like many others, I woke up on Tuesday to the news that not only had doctors discovered "the cause of PCOS" they had also discovered a "cure". The article was everywhere on social media, quoted from v...
Amber Nickol5 days ago
Living With PCOS
Since I can remember, things were just different for me compared to other girls my age. Doctors would tell me: watch what you’re eating, exercise, drink water, etc. You know the normal things they tel...
Kelsey Langea month ago
10 Reasons Why You Should Switch to Only Using Organic Tampons
Many women are so used to the normal tampons on the shelves of CVS that they don't think twice about the ingredients that create them. You put a tampon in your body for hours on end, snug between some...
Sinead Smythea month ago
My Story - The Life of Endo I Live
Endometriosis affects almost every aspect of my life! My job, my social life, relationships, and my eating habits. Most children I knew were worried about acne, sex, and what they looked like when the...
Ella Rileya month ago
My IUD Story and Why You Should Get One
Ahhh, the IUD. First of all, most of you are probably asking, what even is an IUD? Isn’t that for women who have already had kids?
Ivy Norrisa month ago
Learning Curves With a Chronic Disease
I'll never forget the day I woke up and never got better. I was supposed to make it to college for an 8 AM lecture but instead it was 4 AM and I was on on the bathroom floor experiencing pain I've nev...
Emily-Rose Payne2 months ago
Why Isn't There Enough Endometriosis Awareness?
My partner and I went for a walk in the snow; romantic and magical. The tranquility made me think, reminded me of my Endometriosis—a life long condition found in women, often undiagnosed but debilitat...
Monica Bennett2 months ago
The Evolution of Hidden Fertility
We are the only female primates that do not undergo estrus—a time when the anogenital areas turn red and swell signaling receptivity for sex. The obvious bright swellings also indicate the female is f...
Jus L'amore2 months ago
10 Things Every Woman Thinks About Their VaJJ
A vagina is so many things. Mysterious. Magical. Beautiful. Like an enchanting unicorn. However, it's also a giant pain in the ass or more like a pain next to your ass. Unlike man parts which can be l...
Kelsey Lange2 months ago
10 Common Questions About Birth Control Usage
From the basics to more complex understandings of birth control methods, these are the top ten questions about birth control usage. Is my birth control making me fat? Or how about, am I safe to skip o...
Alicia Bayer2 months ago
Folic Acid Supplementation Tied to Health Risks for Women and Their Babies
More and more studies are showing alarming health risks for women and their babies as a result of synthetic folic acid supplements and fortification of foods. While folates have long been known to be ...
Nancy D3 months ago
Breast Cancer Awareness
My Story: On my father’s side of the family there is a painfully long history of breast cancer. Over time my grandma has lost both her breasts to breast cancer, but is still alive and well. Her sister...
Andrea Scrogham3 months ago
Soul Cysters
I want to start off by saying thank you for being here! PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) sounds like such a scary thing, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re reading this, whether you have been diag...
Eliza Beth3 months ago
What an IUD Feels Like—My Experience
Well, I did it. I finally made the decision to get an IUD. I will tell you how I came to the decision of having it put in, as well as the procedure and the feelings. I am 29, I have had 5 pregnancies ...
Em McMahon3 months ago
Is My Birth Control Giving Me Anxiety?
I have been a faithful friend to hormonal birth control methods for over fourteen years now. Mostly oral contraceptives to start, and switching to hormonal IUD’s a little later on. This hadn’t been a ...
Kathryn Cardon3 months ago
Vagina Troubles and How to Prevent Them
Okay, so I decided to take a break from writing about Disneyland to address a topic that is really important to me: VAGINA HEALTH. Ladies...It is shocking to me that in the time of amazing accessibili...
Claire Raymond3 months ago
What Is a Fibroid and Do I Have One?
Anyone with a uterus will agree that they are fairly high maintenance—a lot can (and does) go wrong with them. That whole area throws a hissy fit once a month and there is just generally a lot of atte...
Grace Mikus3 months ago
Merry Christmas to Me, I Got an IUD
I have been a big fan on IUDs (intrauterine devices) for quite some time, but I never made a real effort to get one. I mentioned it to by OB/GYN in Chicago about a year ago, but they were having troub...