health

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

Jonci Potts3 days ago
Put a Sock in It
Sometimes I have to question what “put a sock in it” actually means. Look, don’t get me wrong, I totally understand the fact that "it" in this case is referring to the mouth. But it can easily be refe...
Jodie Denny12 days ago
Finding Out I Have PCOS
I have always known there was something wrong with me... I started my period at 9-years-old and would suffer through excruciating pain and extremely heaving bleeding EVERY SINGLE MONTH. My Mum thought...
Lindsay Bruce15 days ago
Endo' an Era
It wasn't supposed to be like this. Clinging to the sheets on my hospital bed to try and survive the now constant lapping of waves of pain, two thoughts permeated my mind: "I can't do this any more," ...
Xena Warriora month ago
Boys and Men Be Warned
Whelp... this post is NOT going to be comfortable for everyone to read. Today I'm going to be talking about contraceptives. Judge me as you wish, but for years I allowed fear to keep me from ever goin...
morgan alixa month ago
I’m 20, and I’m Still Not Sure What Happens when I Menstruate
If you’re here, I’m assuming you’re just as confused as me, right? I’ve had a period since I was 13! I’ve always considered it an annoying roommate for a couple days out of the month. Eating all my fo...
Lexie Lloyda month ago
Lovely Lady Lumps
Hello my fellow females, Over the past eight months I’ve gone through some of the trials and tribulations of being a woman. I’ve been trying to process my feelings and have found that even thinking ab...
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Emi Sa month ago
A Single Tip to Make Your Period a Little Bit Better
When it comes to that time of the month we are often presented with extras alongside the period itself. These can vary from headaches, mood swings, cramps, feeling bloated to my least favourite, loss ...
Crystal Sasso 2 months ago
Endometriosis: A Story About My Ectopic Pregnancy
I was about 16 years old when I first heard the word "Endometriosis". The pain I experienced on a daily basis was odd and unexplainable. This was the early 2000s and internet access wasn't something e...
Courtney Gowland2 months ago
Women's Health Is Ignored!
Women’s Health Matters! Is it me, or do you agree that it is very rare that you see newspapers or news presenters discussing women's health? Are our ‘problems’ so small that they simply don’t matter t...
Ally Silva2 months ago
A Thorn Among the Roses
I remember the first time I came to know about endometriosis. At one time, it was just a big word I could hardly pronounce. I googled "heavy painful periods." Let's admit it, we always google our symp...
Megan Finn2 months ago
Why I Got My IUD at 16
The adventure began my freshman year of high school. It was second semester, and I had been charmed by a particular boy in the grade above me. He was cute, played baseball, and captured my attention. ...
Cheyenne Dunn2 months ago
Walking Away from the Hurt
As men and women, all of us have struggled with sexual violence in our lives. We have been there and/or continue to struggle with it. It never goes away and some day’s it feels like it never gets easi...
The Grammar Police3 months ago
"Oh It'll Be Okay, You're a Girl, It's Suppose to Be Like This."
I curled up in the middle of the living room floor at 16 years old and clutched my legs to my chest in pain that felt like the Evil Queen Regina grabbed my uterus and squeezed it into dust. Actually, ...
Heather Wilkins3 months ago
My Periods After Stopping Birth Control
I have been on the pill for five years, the same amount of time as my current relationship. But I have been wanting to get off them for nearly two years now because I was with the same boy since colle...
Eliza Beth3 months ago
What an IUD Feels Like - My Story, Part 2
Well, here I am with a check-in finally! I had intended on doing a 3 month check-in and then a six month one but, you know, life happens! If you have not read my first IUD experience please go read it...
Elena DeCristino3 months ago
Infertility Does Not Define Me - Go Find Someone Else
Hearing the doctors talk about you outside of the room when they think you can’t hear is the worst feeling you could ever possibly have. For me, this has been the 24th time. 24 times I have been told ...
Chelsea Ambrose3 months ago
Earning My Red Badge of Courage
Believe it or not, the picture above is on the property of a hospital. It's actually really pretty, and hundreds of people could enjoy the beauty of the river from their hospital rooms. In fact, it wa...
Rachel Coyle3 months ago
Dealing with PCOS
PCOS... Why do I feel like this is one of the least talked about abnormalities in women's health? I would like to share my story and obstacles I have encountered, but have also come to accept (for the...