Womens Health

International Day of Action for Women’s Health

The International Day of Action for Women’s Health is a day dedicated to raising awareness about women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, which has been celebrated since 1987. Every year, women and health organisations worldwide commemorate this day to draw attention to the ongoing disregard for women’s autonomy, coercion, discrimination, and violence. The day…

Heavy Menstruation

Menstrual Conditions – A Much-needed Conversation

For tens of millions of women around the world, menstruation regularly, and often catastrophically, disrupts their physical, mental, and social wellbeing(1). A normal menstrual cycle has a frequency of 24–38 days, lasts 7–9 days, and results in 5–80 mL of blood loss. However, variations in any of these 4 parameters constitute abnormal uterine bleeding(2), which…

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].…