Endometriosis Tried to Kill Me!!

  My name is Faisa I’m a 23-year-old Somali women living with Endometriosis. My mission in life is to bring awareness to Endometriosis especially in the Muslim and African communities. Talking about periods or anything related to vaginas is very taboo in my culture. That’s the reason I created AfroEndo an Endometriosis awareness brand. Let’s…

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Cysters Smear

We have seen the vigorous awareness campaigns across the United Kingdoms encouraging and inviting women to #SmearForSmear. The adverts are endorsed by celebrities and the community alike. Conversely.. not many of these public figures adequately represent the BAME community, and that is no bodies fault. It’s a sign that these campaigns will never get close…

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My PCO & PCOS Misdiagnosis

 PCO Story & The Phantom Period! At 18 I decided to go to the Dr because i had awful irregular periods, I was at the end of my tether with it. I had 5 years of just heavy long periods that would usually be every 3 months and last for 12 /13 days. I remember…

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PVD – “#ItsNotInYourHead”,

On October 6th, 2017 the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) in Vancouver, British Columbia helped to launch an awareness campaign for a genital pain condition called provoked vestibulodynia, or PVD. PVD affects up to 10% of women, and up to 20% of girls between the ages of 12 and 19.  The condition is characterized by…

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Recruiting: Board of Trustees

We are a grassroots community organisation dedicated to improving the health, education, human welfare, and opportunities for women living with reproductive health problems.       Mission Statement ​“We will support women with their reproductive health and well being. We will achieve this by providing a safe and confidential space for women to access advice…

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The Journey – to be WHOLE again

The Journey – to be WHOLE again Broken fragments of my life have sliced through my mind, body and soul for nearly 20 years. I was born in the late 80’s into an unconventional family. Sikhism was the majority faith practised within my household followed by Christianity. My childhood was comfortable and somewhat adequate in…

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PCOS is more than a problem with fertility

After a lot of searching and several doctors later, I was finally diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome at the age of 29. PCOS is more than a problem with fertility, it is a chronic endocrine disorder. Symptoms may include weight gain, excess facial and body hair, acne, cysts on inner thighs and armpits, male pattern…

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Let’s talk about vaginas!

If you had asked me several years ago to talk openly about my female reproductive system then I would probably have blushed profusely and clammed up. However, since being diagnosed with womb cancer and having my female bits seen by more people than I care to think about, I’ve certainly become a lot more open…

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My Blog On Cysters

I recently attended the first ever Cysters Chat Meeting held in Birmingham on the 2nd September 2017. It was a confidential meeting nothing will be shared about their names.  I wasn’t too sure on what to expect, but I went in with an open mind. It was a real eye opener and to this day…

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The importance of a Support Group

Sitting down with several women who are in varying stages of dealing with different Reproductive health issues and hearing firsthand their struggles, questions and triumphs. Meeting with these lovely women impressed in me several things about the importance of patient support groups: First, these women have a forum to talk about their struggles with people who understand what…

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