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

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 Gowland16 days 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 Silva18 days 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...
Lilia Byrnes21 days 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 Dunn21 days 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...
"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 Wilkinsa month 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 Betha month 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 DeCristinoa month 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 Ambrosea month 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 Coylea month 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...
Kels M2 months ago
Making It a Better Flow
Hello, my Sunshines! Today we are going to be talking about periods, but more importantly, some little tips and tricks to make this week of hell, not so bad. So, I have six tips for you that I have fo...
Ossiana Tepfenhart2 months ago
How to Get Birth Control (When Your Doctor Refuses You)
With the laws on women's body autonomy getting worse every day, it's becoming increasingly difficult to find doctors who actually advocate on behalf of women. We live in a time when both pharmacists a...
CosCom Writers2 months 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 Smith3 months 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 Musings3 months 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 Proietti3 months 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 Minx3 months 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...