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

CosCom Writers7 days ago
Tips for Coping With Menstrual Pain
Although menstruation is a totally natural biological function, many women suffer intense pain that affects their daily well-being during the period. We tell you how to relieve them. The menstrual cyc...
Sam Smith16 days ago
Why I Talk About My Period
My first period came at the age of 10. From the very beginning, it was painful, heavy, and irregular. No worries though, I had The Care and Keeping of You - an American Girl book which said that it co...
M&B Musings21 days ago
Hysterectomy and the "Hysterical" Woman
Hysterectomy is a word that often strikes fear in the heart of a woman. It is plagued with a history of heartbreak and pain and even now isn't something taken lightly by many. The word hysteria and th...
Sarah Proiettia month ago
Changing the Stigma of a Woman's Period
When I first started my period, I was horrified to walk on the path to womanhood. The women around me talked big about how painful the NORMAL life process was. At a young age, I already had a preconce...
Cheeky Minxa month ago
PMDD & Perimenopause
I entered perimenopause about four years ago. It not-so-coincidentally was accompanied by an intensification of my PMDD that eventually made me realize I had PMDD. Up to that point, I thought I was ju...
Micky Thinksa month ago
Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Pro-Feel
A sleeve of chill bumps wavers across my body as I exit the waiting room. The chilling reality of how cold it was hadn’t unnerved me until now. The nurse ushers me into the next room and urges me to t...
Nanette Tenpoa month ago
The Scalpel That Changed It All
"Why didn't I bring my husband?" was the thought running through my head. My Dr. stared at me, waiting for me to respond. "Did you hear what I said? I am going to cut you from hip bone to hip bone to ...
Jessica Purvisa month ago
Living with Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a disease that can affect women of all ages. Despite the fact that most people have never heard of it, one in ten women experiences endo. Many women go undiagnosed for years, only fin...
Sam Smitha month ago
Things You May Not Know About PCOS
PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome affects approximately 10 million women of reproductive age across the world. It is known by those who have the disorder to cause everything from unwanted facial hair...
Louise Nozedar2 months ago
PCOS - What's That Now?
Do you have any of the following symptoms: Irregular periods or no periods at all Difficulty getting pregnant Excessive hair growth (hirsutism) – usually on the face, chest, back, or buttocks Weight g...
Sarah Ghani2 months ago
PMS: Not a Laughing Matter
There is an erroneous portrayal of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) in today's society. It is often viewed as a fictional and negligible phenomenon. When on the contrary, it is a real medical condition tha...
Jessica Enas2 months ago
Adventures With PCOS
So for those who don’t already know, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition where hormones in the body are off so there’s a high testosterone level in the woman’s body and symptoms such as we...
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Rebecca 2 months ago
The Life of a Woman in Chronic Pain
Endometriosis (endo) is a genealogical condition which affects approximately 176 million women worldwide. This disease causes many symptoms in women of a sexually mature age. On average, endo takes se...
Rivka Spicer2 months 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 Nickol2 months 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 Lange3 months 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 Smythe3 months 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 Riley3 months 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?