women's health

Stopping The Pill Causes You To Bleed, But Not In The Way You Think

Whether you've been on the pill for six years or six months, you've probably noticed a few side effects. But what happens when you come off the pill? Do those side effects just disappear or are they replaced by completely new ones? The answer…
By Lauren Sharkey

ASOS Is Now Selling Menstrual Cups, So Here's How To Make Sure You Buy The Right One

When you first started your period, you were likely introduced to one of two options: pads or tampons. Both of these can not only have a harmful impact on the environment but are also detrimental to your bank balance. That's precisely why ASOS is…
By Lauren Sharkey

Thousands Of British Women Can't Access This Basic Facility At Work & It Is Not OK

Your boss limits your toilet breaks. The bathroom facilities at work are insufficient, or don't exist at all. You've struggled to manage your period while you're on the clock. Any of those scenarios sound familiar? You could be one of tens of…
By Emily Dixon

Here’s What Trump's Latest Birth Control Move Could Mean For You, According To An Expert

The day after a record number of women were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, the Trump administration issued yet another blow to reproductive rights. By finalizing a plan that allows companies to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s…
By Lauren Holter

Michelle Keegan's Instagram About Smear Tests Is A Must-Read For So Many Reasons

Smear tests are something that are often are a little too easy to put off. Like tidying behind your bed or sorting out your taxes, it can feel easier to ignore it for another day. However, Michelle Keegan's Instagram posts about her smear test have…
By Alice Broster

Here's What The Money Experts Think The 2018 Budget *Really* Means For Young Women

The Budget is the time of year that causes a lot of controversy in the UK. It marks the government's official announcement of their spending and tax plans for the forthcoming financial year and forces people to think deeply about their finances and…
By Lauren Sharkey

If You Take The Pill, Here's What You Need To Know About The Clocks Going Back

Prepare to experience a slightly inaccurate body clock for a minimum of four entire weeks, friends: the clocks turn back at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, granting you an hour of extra sleep and at least a whole month of waking up way before your alarm.…
By Emily Dixon

How The Culture Surrounding Condoms Is Changing — Thanks To Women

Although condoms have certainly already come a long way from their earliest iterations (linen sheath condom, anyone?), there's still plenty of room left for innovation in the condom industry. As our sexual culture evolves, so do our needs when it…
By Laken Howard

7 Ways To Keep Your Estrogen Balanced

Bodies can be unpredictable, and we may not even realize how much imbalanced hormones can impact our health. Since estrogen especially can affect so many aspects of your wellbeing, it's important to know how to keep your estrogen balanced.…
By Carina Wolff

Here's Why You're Not Alone In Feeling Embarrassed About Your Smear Test

In 18 months' time, I will receive a letter I've been dreading. That letter will invite me to book an appointment for a smear test. My anxiety may seem a little unwarranted, but from talking to other people my age, I know I'm not alone. It seems the…
By Lauren Sharkey

A New Study Found The Impact Of Northern Ireland's Abortion Laws & It's Devastating

In June 2017, a government policy change was passed that enabled Northern Irish people to receive an NHS abortion in England free of charge. But a new study has indicated that people still experience multiple barriers in their efforts to obtain an…
By Emily Dixon

Scientists Have Designed A New Condom That Could Revolutionise Your Sex Life

Over the last 50 years, a lot of research has gone into making sex fun and safe. Whilst the pill revolutionised birth control and there are now many more options out there to prevent unwanted pregnancy, condoms are still the only way to protect…
By Alice Broster

If You Can't Stop Googling Your Symptoms, It Could Be A Sign Of This Serious Issue

Do you Google every change in your body for fear it's a symptom of something bigger? Have you convinced yourself you're suffering from an illness you've read about online, to the point of worry or distress? Are you constantly at the doctor's, often…
By Emily Dixon

Lack Of Sleep Could Be The Real Reason You Keep Doing This One Thing At Work

Anyone who's succumbed to a late-night Netflix marathon, only to stumble into work at 8 a.m. the next day, will vouch for the effect a lack of sleep can have on your brain function. But it turns out the impact of sleeplessness goes deeper than a…
By Emily Dixon

Emma Watson's Pro-Choice Letter Is The Most Emotional Thing You'll Read Today

Earlier this May, in a truly historic moment, the Republic of Ireland’s eighth amendment, which made abortion illegal, was overturned after a landmark referendum. Many people came together to show support for the repeal, and arguably, none harder…
By Megan C. Hills

This Is Why Paid Leave For Domestic Abuse Survivors Could Save Lives

"The next Labour government will protect all women," promised Dawn Butler, shadow home secretary for women and equalities, at the Labour Party Women's Conference last week. How does the party plan to do so? In part, by requiring employers to provide…
By Emily Dixon

A New Study About The Morning-After Pill Reveals SO Much About Our Attitude To Sex

The existence of stigma surrounding the morning-after pill will come as little surprise — after all, slut-shaming is as real as it is reprehensible. But the scale of that stigma might shock you. According to a study conducted by emergency pill brand…
By Emily Dixon

Brexit Is A Feminist Issue & These Frightening Statistics Prove It

Two years after the Brexit referendum, Britain's departure from the EU continues to dominate the news cycle. While issues including the Irish border and access to the European single market remain at the forefront of debate, one topic remains…
By Emily Dixon

Here's What The "This Is Us" Premiere Got Wrong About PCOS, From Someone Who Has It

Representation propels acceptance, and when it comes to network television, there is no better platform at the moment than one of the most-watched shows on NBC, This Is Us. The series’ Season 3 premiere aired on Sept. 25 to an audience of 10.3…
By Tanya Ghahremani

#FreePeriods Founder Amika George Just Got This HUGE Award & It's So Deserved

Activist, campaigner, and Free Periods founder Amika George walks a tightrope between being a completely ordinary teenager and an entirely exceptional one. On one hand, the 18-year-old North Londoner is currently ploughing her way through Martin…
By Charlotte Owen