Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer, The Silent Killer

Despite ovarian cancer being the 7th most common cancer in women, many women are unaware of the symptoms, resulting in 2/3 of diagnoses being made after cancer has already spread. The common symptoms of ovarian cancer (constantly feeling bloated, abdominal, or pelvic pain, feeling full quickly after eating, or an increased need to urinate) can…

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids represent the most common tumour in women; this is a monoclonal tumour consisting of an abundance of extracellular matrices that bury disordered uterine smooth muscle cells [1]. The incidence is estimated to be 20–40% in women during their reproductive years, and there is extreme heterogeneity between fibroid size, location, composition, and symptomatology [1].…

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Women’s Health – A Man’s Perspective

From a young age, I have always wanted equality. It never mattered to me what someone’s gender, sex, sexuality, race, ethnicity, nationality, religious disposition, or socio-economic status was, what mattered was whether they were a nice person or not. Most of the categories I listed above are beyond people’s control, but the response to all…

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Hypothyroidism

What is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT)? HT is a thyroid autoimmune disease, whereby the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid tissue. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the lower neck, responsible for producing hormones that play a vital role in regulating metabolism. HT disproportionally affects women, estimated to be diagnosed 10 times more…

Covid19 and Women

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the health of women?

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has exposed glaring social, economic, political, and health inequalities, and has further widened the gap between the most privileged and most vulnerable communities across the globe. Women, people from ethnic minority backgrounds, and all gender-diverse individuals are subject to unique healthcare disparities that this pandemic has exacerbated (1). Healthcare…