health

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

Ella Rileya year 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?
Ivy Norrisa year ago
Learning Curves With a Chronic Disease
I'll never forget the day I woke up and never got better. I was supposed to make it to college for an 8 AM lecture but instead it was 4 AM and I was on on the bathroom floor experiencing pain I've nev...
Why Isn't There Enough Endometriosis Awareness?
My partner and I went for a walk in the snow; romantic and magical. The tranquility made me think, reminded me of my Endometriosis—a life long condition found in women, often undiagnosed but debilitat...
Monica Bennetta year ago
The Evolution of Hidden Fertility
We are the only female primates that do not undergo estrus—a time when the anogenital areas turn red and swell signaling receptivity for sex. The obvious bright swellings also indicate the female is f...
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 McMahon2 years 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 Cardon2 years 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 Raymond2 years 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 Mikus2 years 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 Kick2 years 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 Dawn2 years 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 Smith2 years 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 Howard2 years 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...