Boo to Taboo: Living with Endometriosis

Written by Jemima Palfreyman. Originally posted here. This is a blog post I’ve had formulated in my head for a while, but I just haven’t got around to doing. Whilst I think it’s a great victory that mainstream papers like The Guardian are raising awareness of Endometriosis and the ongoing struggles we face, and it’s … Continue reading Boo to Taboo: Living with Endometriosis

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The Perils of Double Dipping: Toxic Shock Syndrome in the Modern Age

Written by Rebecca Clarke. In a discussion with the lovely Kate Menear last week we estimated that a woman will use approx. 6,048 tampons over the course of her menstrual lifetime. That’s calculated at 2 tampons a day over a 6-day period, twelve times a year from the age of 13 to 55. So, by … Continue reading The Perils of Double Dipping: Toxic Shock Syndrome in the Modern Age

Interview: Helen Jeffery talks maternity and PND in her play ‘The Brink’

Every month I attend a free event run by a friend of mine in Liverpool called First Draft Scratch Night at the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse which hosts comedians, singers, magicians, clowns, actors and actresses in order to allow them a space to try out new material. Recently I saw a 10 minute segment of … Continue reading Interview: Helen Jeffery talks maternity and PND in her play ‘The Brink’

“You’ll have to have everything taken away”: One woman’s battle to save her sex life

Author: Anonymous. "You'll have to have everything taken away..." That's what I was told at my very first (and potentially only) appointment with a gynaecologist at my local NHS hospital. The first words I heard having been scanned and found to have been smuggling a 1 kilogram large fibroid (later nicknamed 'The Mothership' by my … Continue reading “You’ll have to have everything taken away”: One woman’s battle to save her sex life

Tackling the Twinkle: Dr Kate Cook talks about cutting and women’s genitals

Written by Dr Kate Cook, Senior Lecturer in Law at Manchester Metropolitan University. In this post I am going to discuss female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). I am not going to describe what is done in the name of “cutting” in great detail. You can look that up elsewhere, if you have not already learned about FGM/C. … Continue reading Tackling the Twinkle: Dr Kate Cook talks about cutting and women’s genitals