Entries by katharine

New HRT Treatment for Post-Menopausal Women

Following a safety review, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has given the green light for an HRT treatment to be sold over the counter. The Gina 10 microgram vaginal tablets will be available without a prescription from pharmacies for the first time in history. Seen as a massive step forward in women’s […]

Looking After Your Gynaecological Health This Summer

When preparing your body for the hot summer weather, you’ll likely be focused on losing weight or toning up. However, did you know the summer heat can also wreak havoc on your gynaecological health? Heat, humidity, and wet bathing suits can increase the risk of UTIs and infections. So, how can you protect your vagina […]

Menopause Testing Kits – A Waste of Money?

Doctors have warned that those who invest in menopause testing kits could be wasting their money. The tests, which can be purchased without a prescription at a cost of £10, claim to be able to diagnose the menopause from the comfort of your own home. However, they may not be as effective as you think. […]

A Faster Process for Endometriosis Diagnosis

Endometriosis diagnosis could soon be much easier, thanks to a new imaging study. Currently, patients are being left to suffer due to an inadequate and slow diagnosis. On average, it is estimated that it takes women 8 years to get diagnosed for the condition. So, what is the new imaging study hoping to reveal and […]

Causes of Infertility

Infertility is one of the leading causes of stress for couples who are wanting to start a family. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), 1 in 7 heterosexual couples in the UK struggle with infertility. Understanding the cause of your fertility issues is paramount before seeking treatment. To help raise […]

Spotlight on Menstrual Cycle Education

A new UK-wide study has revealed that education in schools about the menstrual cycle still needs improvement. Teachers lack the time, education, and confidence in the subject. Consequently, students are provided with very limited information. Many girls can find the information they need through social media and other online sites. However, not all information found […]

Getting Pregnant with Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a painful and complex condition causing tissue to grow outside of the uterus. While it can lead to issues with fertility, it is possible for sufferers to undergo a healthy pregnancy. However, this will largely depend upon the severity of the condition, alongside the symptoms it presents. Here, you will discover everything you […]

Feeling Lonely During Menopause

Are you struggling with loneliness brought on by menopause? Despite the fact that it happens to all women, many are left feeling isolated and lonely throughout their menopause journey. This, in turn, can cause mental health to suffer, leading to issues with anxiety and depression. As May 9th-15th marks Mental Health Awareness Week, we felt […]

Trying Again After a Miscarriage

Suffering a miscarriage can be devastating, particularly if you have been trying to get pregnant for a long time. According to the Miscarriage Association, one in five pregnancies in the UK end in a miscarriage, resulting in a total of around 250,000 each year. Furthermore, 1 in 100 women goes on to suffer recurring miscarriages […]

Abnormal Periods? Could it be PCOS?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects 4-20% of women of reproductive age worldwide. While it is normal for women to experience some changes in their menstrual cycle from time to time, consistent changes could be a sign of this common condition. A new Apple Women’s Health study has now revealed preliminary insights into PCOS, including its […]