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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Libido! Vagina! Sex! Menopause! Women!

Libido! Vagina! Sex! Menopause! Women! Yes, you can say those words out loud and nothing bad will happen! So why the big commotion over these words? Well read on.. Recently, Facebook blocked an advert for a Menopause Support Workshop. Why? Because they took issue with the word “Libido” and categorised the workshop as an “adult…

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The Holistic Alternatives – Mizan Theraphy

Hello! My name is Lorna and I’m a 48-year-old woman, mother, wife and soon to be grandma living in Birmingham. I’m a women’s health practitioner (Mizan Therapist) but not a doctor/gynaecologist/clinical specialist. What I write here is from my own experience firstly as a woman who has experienced over 20 years of *gynae issues and…

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National Survivors Month

Sadly, it is becoming more and more common for women to diagnosed with a form of cancer.  Luckily, more women are becoming aware of the symptoms and battling against it. Cysters have been working closely with Womb Cancer Support UK and raising vital awareness of Womb Cancer. Womb Cancer is the most common gynae cancer,…

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May is Global Employee Health & Fitness Month!

Did you that May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month!? The goal of Global Employee Health and Fitness Month is for employers to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to their employers engaging their employees thoughts on how they could do more. Employers have a incredible opportunity to help their employees with their…

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SEX SEX SEX

Last week I was asked to speak at a conference in London on Reproductive health and I was reminded of a quote which sums up reproductive health perfectly, “Sexual and reproductive health and rights are universal human rights! They are an indivisible part of the broader human rights and development equation. Their particular power resides…

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Endometriosis Awareness Month

Hello Cysters! This month is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Chances are you’ve never heard of it. For those unfamiliar with endometriosis, it is vital, that you are aware of its prevalence. One in ten women has this condition. That means, it is likely someone you know if suffering with this condition. It is as common as…

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Cysters Cervical Health Awareness Month

Happy New Year Cysters! We hope you have had a nice break over Christmas and a beautiful start to the New Year. This month is Cervical Health Awareness month. So, ladies, do YOU know where your cervix is? Surprisingly only 1 in 7 women know where their cervix is and women over 65 have the…

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Coping with infertility at Christmas

Christmas, a time for family and children, but spare a thought for those women who have to go through the holidays dealing with infertility. Most couples take it for granted their ability to have a child. In a study conducted by the NHS 25% of couples struggle to have children. Christmas is commonly known as…

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