Health

Fitspo: Is it Breaking Your Selfie?

Hands up if you’ve ever made a somewhat poor excuse in order to rain check your date with the gym? So that’s everyone, yes? Now hands up if you have ever seen a piece of online content, specifically designed to inspire you to still turn up to that gym date …

Cervical Screening Take Two: No offense, but why are you here?

Read Part One Here. “Hi, I’d like to book a cervical screening, but I DO NOT want to see the nurse practitioner.” The same letter as before had hit my porch floor. When ringing up, I was expecting the usually nosy receptionists to question me on not wanting to see …

Can We Stop Talking About My Uterus Like It’s Not In The Room?

Georgia Sanders & Hannah Bundock, in conversation on the constant comments about their reproductive lives.  ‘When are you going to start trying?’, ‘Will we be hearing the patter of little feet soon?’ ‘You’d make a great Mum’… Hands up who’s sick of hearing this type of thing? HB: I certainly …

Were CRUK Fat Shaming With Their Obesity Ad?

Discussing fat bodies and health is a lot more complicated than some people seem to think. The body positive and plus-size community fight daily against a thin-centric media and society that tells us we are unhealthy, but we’re also morally wrong for being fat. The language and imagery used in …

The Truth About UTIs

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are a pain in the… well you know. UTIs can be anywhere from irritating to life threatening, but don’t worry, we’re going back to basics and explaining the who, what, when where and why of UTIs. Who Can Catch a Urinary Tract Infection? Everyone. That’s the …

Contraception and Me: The Pill – Combined and Progesterone Only

“Contraception and Me” speaks to real people about their contraception experiences and gives you their honest answers. Each month, we’ll look at a different kind of contraception. This month, we’re looking at the contraceptive pill. — The combined pill uses oestrogen and progesterone, hormones naturally produced by the ovaries, to …

Blood, Sweat and Tears: an Unsuccessful Cervical Screening

I turn 25 in June, so this January brought with it that symbol of adulthood for vagina/cervix owners that we all wish we didn’t have to go through. The invitation for cervical screening, better known as a ‘smear test’. I decided to get it over and done with. I rang …

Go On, Put the Kettle On

Trigger warning: This post contains mentions of eating disorders — “Go on, put the kettle on.” The sweetest words in the English language. Tea is a national symbol for respectability, calm, order, and comfort. We boil the kettle when the world is falling apart around us, as if one tea …

Take Your Time, Not Your Teeth

This article is going to start with a declaration: the NHS is a bit of a hot topic right now and this article is wholly in defense of it. However, it is based purely on personal experiences and nothing more. What has got me thinking recently, is that the bulk …