Editorial

Sexual health

We asked three women why they missed their smear test

Monica Karpinski / 11th September 2019
Sexual health

Black women are (still) being held back by sexual double standards

Mental health

Depression and brain fog: when basic tasks seem impossible

Contraception

We need to talk about IUDs and copper toxicity

Sexual health

Abstinence-based sex ed will leave young women vulnerable

Menstruation

Tampon fibre shedding is common, but is it safe?

Thrush

Is it safe to masturbate with thrush?

News & views

Abortion access in Northern Ireland is a human right, not a bargaining chip

Sexual health

Lube can alter vaginal pH. Here’s what to look for on the label

Menstruation

I’m taking antibiotics, could this affect my period?

Sexual health

What do anal orgasms feel like? We asked three women

Incontinence

I live with chronic UTIs because I can’t access public toilets in my wheelchair

Sexual health

We erase women’s agency by assuming all violent porn is degrading

Mental health

Can stress disrupt hormone function?

News & views

Women in the US could die because of the heartbeat abortion bill

Sexual health

Black women’s access to HIV testing is a public health issue

News & views

Consent is not a commodity. Tech will never make it one

Mental health

It’s harder for BME women to access mental health care. Here’s why

News & views

Lack of access and stigma are isolating Kenyan mothers

Menstruation

We need to talk about mental health and dysmenorrhea

Menstruation

Three women share how they manage their dysmenorrhea

News & views

We need to talk about intuitive eating

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Fat people have eating disorders too

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This is why using BMI as an indicator of health can be dangerous

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To improve social care, move past the ‘old’ vs. ‘young’ binary

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Half of women with endometriosis are dissatisfied with medical support

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Our pledge to redress gender bias in healthcare: Students for Global Sexual Health

Contraception

A very British call to arms: BBC Horizon’s pill documentary

Mental health

We spoke to women about dealing with miscarriage

News & views

The GRA consultation is over, what’s going to happen next?

Menstruation

Not just period delay: using norethisterone for menorrhagia

Contraception

Is it time for the diaphragm to make a comeback?

News & views

The mental health care crisis in prison is killing women

News & views

Trump administration plans to narrow definition of ‘transgender’ out of existence

Sexual health

I have smelly discharge. Could it be bacterial vaginosis?

News & views

Could government calorie guidelines do more harm than good?

Menstruation

Should we all use menstrual cups?

Sexual health

Teaching consent: making sex education accessible for all

Sexual health

Teaching consent: naming ‘non-consensual’ behaviour

Sexual health

Teaching consent: there is no ‘grey area’

Menstruation

What is PMS and who gets it?

Sexual health

What is it like dating when you’re asexual?

Sexual health

I’m asexual: here’s what I always get asked

Contraception

I use the coil, but not for contraception: here’s why

News & views

We need to change the conversation around obesity and health

News & views

High-risk HPV less common than thought

Contraception

Will I gain weight if I get the Mirena coil fitted?

Sexual health

What does having multiple orgasms feel like?

News & views

It’s time to erase the stigma around trans-motherhood

News & views

Pill usage declining while coils and implants gain popularity

News & views

New drug approved for endometriosis pain treatment

Menstruation

Why isn’t fatigue considered a serious endometriosis symptom?

Mental health

We need to talk about eating disorders in older women

News & views

Sex worker collectives hit back at MP calls for law reforms

News & views

Half of women report having “serious trouble” with contraception

News & views

Government opens consultation on Gender Recognition Act

Menopause

Ask a nutritionist: what will help with my hot flushes?

Sexual health

What happens in sex therapy? Treating vaginismus

News & views

Scottish women unaware of missed smear test cancer risk

Mental health

We need to talk about how PTSD affects women too

Sexual health

Sex education in schools – where is it failing?

Sexual health

We need to make the conversation about sex more inclusive

News & views

Cross-party group calls for criminalisation of paying for sex

Contraception

What is it really like getting a hysterectomy?

Sexual health

How do I know if I’m asexual?

News & views

Femedic founder Monica Karpinski on Victoria Derbyshire show

Mental health

The crisis of transgender women in prison

News & views

Abortion should be legal for all who need it: The Femedic view

Menstruation

Why is the ‘nasty woman’ stereotype devastating for people with PMDD?

Menstruation

We asked a doctor why it takes so long to diagnose PMDD

News & views

How will pharmacy closures affect the general public?

Sexual health

Why is the queer pleasure of fisting censored in porn?

Sexual health

Squirting, orgasm, and female ejaculation: what’s the difference?

News & views

Study links PCOS to mental health disorders

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Can’t get women’s health ads approved on Facebook? Us either

Mental health

Why is mental health such a taboo in BME communities?

News & views

Fewer women are diagnosed with autism – what does this mean?

Menstruation

Should I take norethisterone? We asked women about their experiences

Mental health

We need to talk about how ovarian cancer affects mental health

News & views

Oestrogen replacement may reduce disordered eating in athletes with irregular periods

Mental health

How does MS affect mental health?

News & views

Dozens of British women forced to continue pregnancies that risk their health

News & views

New drug treats menopausal hot flushes within three days

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Menopausal hormone therapy linked to better heart health

Menopause

What does a hot flush feel like?

News & views

Fish oil and probiotics in pregnancy may reduce child allergies

News & views

What is austerity, and how does it affect women? The Femedic’s complete guide

News & views

How does austerity affect women’s health?

News & views

Warnings about infertility in treatment of eating disorders unsuitable

Sexual health

Getting back to intimacy after sexual assault

News & views

Older people concerned they aren’t having enough sex

News & views

The Femedic to launch panel discussion series

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Incontinence drug improves sleep quality

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Scientists make breakthrough in understanding cause of heavy periods

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If refuges close, what does that mean for vulnerable women?

News & views

Autism diagnosis delayed in girls due to “social camouflage”

Sexual health

Rediscovering your libido after depression

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Hysterectomy increases risk of cardiovascular disease by a third

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Online interest in sex peaks at Christmas – with more births in September

Menopause

Why doctors are misdiagnosing menopausal women with depression

News & views

Osteoporosis screening could massively reduce hip fractures

Sexual health

What do cuts to services mean for sexual health in England?

News & views

Europe only place still seeing rise in new HIV infections

News & views

“Artificial ovary” could transform menopause treatment

Mental health

How coming out can affect mental health

News & views

Women’s health has worsened while men’s has improved since 1990

Mental health

Why austerity is devastating for maternal mental health

Sexual health

How can we reduce HIV-related stigma in sex workers?

News & views

HIV-positive adults under-treated for cardiovascular problems

Menstruation

This is the trauma of getting your period at Yarl’s Wood

News & views

Heavy periods cost the UK millions a year in lost work days

Sexual health

To help women with HIV, we need a women-specific approach

News & views

New research helps explain why menopause can lead to weight gain

News & views

Underweight women may be susceptible to early menopause

Contraception

Contraceptive horror stories – why do we ignore them?

News & views

New spit test can diagnose endometriosis

Menstruation

How does endometriosis affect mental health?

News & views

New technology allows women to control their own mammograms

Menopause

How to maintain a healthy weight during menopause

News & views

Half of girls in UK embarrassed by their period

Menstruation

Why does it take so long to diagnose endometriosis?

Sexual health

Your smear test questions answered

Menstruation

Weight, exercise, and why your period might be late

News & views

Duchess of Cambridge suffering with hyperemesis gravidarum

News & views

Council proposes home STI testing after cuts to health budgets

Sexual health

What to do if you need an abortion

Sexual health

The truth about sexual health services if you are underage

Sexual health

Gynaecological cancers: risks and symptoms

Contraception

What does it really feel like having a coil inserted?

Menopause

HRT reviewed – three women share their experiences

Contraception

Can the pill actually change your taste in partner?

Menstruation

Dealing with endometriosis: women share their stories

News & views

Lack of support for women during menopause could affect economy

Incontinence

UTIs: which women are affected?

Thrush

What is it like living with recurring thrush?

Sexual health

Why do pregnant women feel guilty for having low libido?

Thrush

We asked nutritionists what they thought of the Candida Diet

Menstruation

PMDD — when your menstrual cycle can make you suicidal

News & views

Gonorrhoea becoming untreatable due to antibiotic resistance

Sexual health

Don’t enjoy sex? You’re not alone

Sexual health

What is it like living with anorgasmia?

News & views

Vegetable protein may reduce early menopause risk

Menstruation

Four women describe their PCOS symptoms

Menstruation

Diet and endometriosis: can avoiding certain foods really help?

News & views

New mothers’ mental health problems not picked up by doctors

Contraception

Can you really rely on an app for contraception?

Sexual health

Why are we still arguing about the g-spot?

News & views

Women who binge drink put themselves at risk of diabetes in later life

News & views

New therapy may help those with genetically-related breast cancer

News & views

Early trial of new ovarian cancer drug gives “promising results”

Sexual health

What defines female sexual dysfunction? Unlearning ‘failure’

Sexual health

To boost female libido, change the conversation about it

Menopause

How stress could be responsible for your hot flushes

Thrush

Everyday lifestyle factors that impact your risk of thrush

News & views

One alcoholic drink a day found to increase breast cancer risk