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

How Does the Morning After Pill Work?
The morning after pill has become a favorite OTC medication for women who might have slipped up while taking their regular birth control methods. When taken properly, it can be anywhere from 75 to 90 ...
Birth Control Side Effects
A lot of us love sex... I mean love sex. It's one of the more intimate activities to do with your partner. However, sex does come with a set a rules — especially on avoiding a pregnancy when you don't...
Amanda Kareninaa year ago
Child Victim of a Sexual Predator
Cue immediate shame with self-identification: I was a victim of a child molester. I was also a witness to my sister's molestation. Our experience is a shining example of how child predators often mani...
Amanda Halea year ago
From Hell to Happiness
I have two children with the man who raped and sexually abused me for the span of our relationship. Three long years. It started off great. Better than great. He was my best friend. But things moved t...
Ann Jacksona year ago
The Events Following My Rape
The numbness was snatched away when the doctor inserted this plastic instrument inside of me. I tried not to yell, attempted not to complain at the first sign of pain but all of a sudden I felt like a...
Alina Gallupea year ago
Learning to Love Your Body
Between media messages and social pressures, it can often be hard to love your body. Sometimes self-love and confidence can even be shamed as vanity and narcissism. But none of that should stop you fr...
Types of Birth Control
Birth control is now more readily available than ever before, and the truth is that there are new options coming up every single year. If you want to make sure that you've gotten the right birth contr...
Mackenzie Lua year ago
What to Know Before Taking the Morning After Pill
Whether we like it or not, unprotected sex happens — and it often happens when parties involved are not ready to have a baby. Though it used to boil down to being lucky enough to having sex on the rig...
Carmen Collinsa year ago
PCOS, Anxiety and Depression In My Shoes
I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in February 2017 and I never realised the impact that this diagnosis would have on myself, my partner, and our present and future life. Through my own ...
Tatiana Parkera year ago
Teal is For Real
So, this one is going to be shorter than my other articles, but since it is September I wanted to dedicate this article to the women in my family who have been affected by ovarian cancer, including my...
Side Effects of the Morning After Pill
It can happen to even the most responsible woman; for one reason or another, you had unprotected sex. You don't want kids, or aren't ready for them yet—but what can you do? Well, thanks to modern medi...
Cheeky Minxa year ago
Weathering PMDD
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a monthly storm that affects an estimated 3–10% of all menstruating women. It's an intense inner upheaval that can leave a path of functional, relational, and...
What Is the Morning After Pill?
When I was a teenager, I was very into reading about contraception, sexual health, and all that other good stuff. I still am — and that's probably why my sex life is amazing. Birth control education i...
Cheeky Minxa year ago
Living with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Have you recently heard about or been diagnosed with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and are wondering what exactly that might mean? PMDD is a hormonal sensitivity that wrecks havoc in the lives of an...
Fliss Goldsmitha year ago
PMDD
Sometimes you just don't know how to begin. Well, hey, a photo of my wedding should break the ice?! My wedding day was superb. The church was beautiful. The bridesmaids shimmered in Cadbury's purple g...
Amy Bakera year ago
Periods
I have an established dislike for school periods. But now I want to emphasise my hate for p e r i o d s. A scary word, I can’t even type it properly. The teachers fear it, the parents shush it, the bo...
Katie Marchbanka year ago
10 Ways to Protect Your Bodily Autonomy
People seem to be obsessed with taking away a woman's bodily autonomy. It's why there's a war on abortion, why many pharmacists refuse to hand over birth control, and why doctors might even lie about ...
Chelsea Pullanoa year ago
Women's Health Organizations You Need to Know
Women's health has been under attack for the past decade, and it's really beginning to show in more ways than one. Unfortunately, many women are finding it harder and harder to actually get the health...