health

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

Jus L'amorea year 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 Langea year 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 Bayera year 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 Da year 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 Scroghama year 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 Betha year 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 McMahona year 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 Cardona year 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 Raymonda year 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 Mikusa year 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...
Sasha Kicka year ago
Contraception: The Pros and Cons
A lot of people in the UK are starting to have sex from the age of at least 14-years-old, which means that they buy the pill or condoms. But do they know what other contraceptive methods are there, in...
May Dawna year ago
Searching for Answers
Have you even heard of endometriosis? Many of my friends and family hadn't heard the word before, or at most they had heard the word but couldn't say what it was. I heard the word for the first time l...
Ellie Smitha year ago
How I Deal with My Life
Hi guys. My name is Ellie and I found out at the age of 16 that I have the condition PCOS. PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and it is where there are possibly some cysts on your ovaries whi...
Krystal Howarda year ago
Cancer
I remember being told numerous times by my doctor that he had never seen a cancer this aggressive and invasive in someone my age. I was way under the average woman's age for cervical cancer. When I ha...
Lizzie Ellisa year ago
You Can Say "Period."
Some days I feel like the world has made great leaps in breaking "female" taboos. BodyForm has released an ad with blood in it instead of the strange blue fluid we've all grown used to, women talk mor...
Amanda Stampera year ago
Birth Control Shot Side Effects
By now you likely know how birth control works, but did you know there was a birth control shot? Both birth control pills and the birth control shot are highly effective and safe methods of preventing...
Cheeky Minxa year ago
The PMDD Self-Care Kit
The Self-Care Kit is a bag of tools to draw from when PMDD strikes (or whenever you need a little extra attention). You design it yourself, so it's filled with all the things that bring you comfort. I...
An Uncomfortable Topic
Now that 2018 has arrived and in the light of the new year, I wanted to write and hopefully educate on a topic that most people find uncomfortable: periods and the waste produced by period products. I...