health

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

Eliza Beth5 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 DeCristino5 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 Ambrose5 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 Coyle5 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...
Kelsey White6 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 Tepfenhart6 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 Writers6 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 Smith7 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 Musings7 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 Proietti7 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 Minx7 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...
Micky Thinks7 months 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 Tenpo7 months 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 Purvis7 months 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 Smith7 months 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 Nozedar8 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...
Jessica Enas8 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 8 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...