health

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

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...
Cheeky Minxa year ago
Does My Daughter Have PMDD?
I receive a lot of questions from people about PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) and what they can or should be doing about it. I recently got a message from a very concerned mother. I realized t...
Liana Hewitta year ago
Stealthing
It’s the end of the night and you’re date is going well. You head back to your place to see what might happen. After some drinks the evening heads to the bedroom. You agree to have sex with a condom a...
Cheeky Minxa year ago
PMDD: Why Me?
At the risk of being called crazy or out of touch (I'm quite used to that, so it isn't about to stop me anymore!), I'd like to let all you lovely women out there who are suffering from PMDD in on a li...
Jakyia Millnera year ago
How To Water Fast the RIGHT Way!
What You Need to Know Before the Water Fast: During a water fast, you must only consume nothing but water! People normally go through a water fast for religious reasons, to see if they can do it, or f...
Endometriosis
Way back in 2001 when I was 11, I never dreamed the next 16 years of my life would be filled with the most excruciating pain month after month; I never imagined I would feel the judging glances in the...
Naima Elmia year ago
Being Told I Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
When I was growing up I never really paid much attention to when my monthly period would come. I always had painful cramping but after I turned 18 they seemed to get worse. My mum advised that I start...
mackenzie browna year ago
An Abortion Saved My Life
The ride to Peoria was quiet. I sat up front with Dad, Nanny, and Jasmine were in the back. With every breath I took I felt a sharp, stabbing feeling in my right rib cage. I remember asking mom what i...
Kelcie Cyna year ago
Life After Abortion
For most couples, finding out they are expecting can be an exciting journey. Everything from picking out names to the color of the nursery is an exciting time! Unfortunately, this isn't the reality fo...
A Ma year ago
Benefits of Birth Control
Birth control has been around for decades. Whether it’s the pill, the patch, the ring, or any other of the many forms of hormonal birth control, there are several benefits to using to using contracept...
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 Karenina2 years 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...