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PMS is not a cultural myth.
Life

“A message to the academic who said PMS is just a ‘cultural myth’”

"When people say it’s not real, I often wonder how they would cope with living my life."

Posted by
Paula Akpan
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The monthly pill
Life

A new “monthly pill” could give women more choice when it comes to contraception

Scientists have developed a new way of taking contraception.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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The Hormone Whisperer: Kay Ali
Life

“I met the hormone whisperer – and my cycle will never be the same again”

Hormone expert and nutritionist Kay Ali tells Stylist why we should think of our hormones like “superpowers”, and how we can use them to our advantage.

Posted by
Jessica Rapana
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endometriosis diagnosis
Long Reads

“I’ve waited more than 10 years for an endometriosis diagnosis. Why?”

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women, yet it takes an average 7.5 years to diagnose. When will we take women's health seriously?

Posted by
Mattie Lacey-Davidson
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Hollie Richardson
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Jameela Jamil gets real about living with her rare EDS diagnosis

She asked people to share their own experiences.

Cervical cancer smear test
Life

There’s a big problem with how we treat women who miss smear tests

A viral tweet has called for greater understanding.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Migraine research
Life

This is the reality of just how debilitating migraines can be

New research has been shared for National Migraine Week.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Julia Buckley, journalist and author of Heal Me
Life

Julia Buckley reveals the toll chronic pain took on her life

“As there was no visible injury, few people believed I was ill”

Posted by
Julia Buckley
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Bladder leaks campaign
Life

We need to talk about how common bladder leaks are among young women

And break the silly taboo around it.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Life

Abortion in Northern Ireland: this is how to support a new vote to change the law

It's as simple as clicking a button

Posted by
Moya Lothian-McLean
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Black women with PCOS are being let down by the NHS.
Life

“Black women with PCOS are being failed by doctors – and it’s causing a loss of trust in the NHS”

A lack of research means specialists don’t understand exactly what causes PCOS and how it should be diagnosed.

Posted by
Ore Ogunbiyi
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Megan Murray
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This is why you get grumpy when you’re bloated, according to scientists

You could be a victim of ‘groating’.

Nimco Ali FGM campaigner
Visible Women

Anti-FGM campaigners Nimco Ali and Leila Hussein just got the huge recognition they deserve

“FGM was a ridiculous thing that happened to me”

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Nurse helps young woman
Life

This is why women are less likely to be resuscitated than men

We're facing a gender data gap, and it's killing women.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Leslie Jones speaks about the Alabama abortion ban
Life

Alabama abortion ban: Leslie Jones explains how laws are part of “war on women”

The comedian and actress used an SNL sketch to speak out against the ban.

Posted by
Sarah Shaffi
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Ovarian cancer diagnosis
Life

Ovarian cancer diagnosis is being described as a 'postcode lottery'

Here, Stylist speaks with gynaecology expert Adeola Olaitan about what can be done to change this.

Posted by
Hannah Mendelsohn
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Black women breast cancer
Life

New technology could eliminate racial disparity in breast cancer screening

Currently, more black women die of breast cancer than white women

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
bacterial vaginosis
Long Reads

Your most Googled questions about bacterial vaginosis, answered

What is bacterial vaginosis, and how is it treated?

Posted by
Dr Anita Mitra
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Posted by
Dr Anita Mitra
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Ask Gynae Geek: your most Googled questions about adenomyosis, answered

It’s dubbed the ‘the ugly sister of endometriosis’, but what is adenomyosis and how does it affect our health?

Long Reads

Ask Gynae Geek: your most Googled questions about fibroids, answered

What are fibroids, and how can they be treated? Gynae Geek has the answers

Posted by
Dr Anita Mitra
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