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Even in 2019, the shame surrounding menstruation is oppressive

Using art to address menstruation taboos

Posted on July 18, 2019 by Watch This

Even in 2019, the shame surrounding menstruation is oppressive, which is why artist Isabel Idun co-founded 'Crafts and ...

menstruation myths

Unbelievable menstruation myths that still prevail today

Posted on July 15, 2019 by Watch This

Although it is a crucial biological process, a number of strange menstruation myths still oppress women around the ...

Chemical in soaps and toothpastes linked to osteoporosis in women

Chemical in soaps and toothpastes linked to osteoporosis in women

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Contributor

Research has linked triclosan, a common antibacterial chemical in soaps, hand sanitisers, toothpaste, and mouthwash, to osteoporosis in ...

why women are more susceptible to some diseases than men

Why women are more susceptible to some diseases than men are

Posted on June 13, 2019 by Contributor

A new study has found a reason why women are more susceptible to some diseases than men and ...

light at night could cause you to gain weight

Sleeping with light at night could cause you to gain weight

Posted on June 12, 2019 by Contributor

Falling asleep with the TV on or having a bedroom that is illuminated by a street light at ...

Getting in shape after having a baby

Posted on June 5, 2019 by Contributor

Keep these tips in mind if you’re struggling to get rid of that unwanted pregnancy weight...

Win Shower to Shower hampers worth R1000 each!

Posted on June 5, 2019 by Shelley Armstrong

Shower to Shower has announced the addition of two body washes and a shower crème to its range and to celebrate these new ...

What is chlamydia?

Posted on May 15, 2019 by Shenrina Badri

Do you know what chlamydia is? Have you experienced the condition before?...

What is trichomoniasis?

Posted on May 15, 2019 by Shenrina Badri

Do you know what trichomoniasis is or have you experienced the condition before?...

Is there a link between breast cancer and birth control?

Is there a link between breast cancer and birth control?

Posted on May 14, 2019 by PRESS

We had the opportunity to ask specialist surgeon Dr Justus Apffelstaedt if there is a link between breast cancer ...

Baby boy born at Sahlgrenska, Sweden, April 8th, after uterus transplant. Credit: Photo by Lennart Wiman

First birth after robot-assisted uterine transplant

Posted on April 11, 2019 by Contributor

In a world first, a baby boy was born in Sweden on 8 April 2019 after a robot-assisted ...

Types of menstrual problem

Posted on April 9, 2019 by Shenrina Badri

There are several types of menstrual problem that a female may experience…

3 Things to remember about your post-baby body

Posted on April 4, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

The same body that you now feel awkward and uncomfortable about, was once home to your growing baby...

A facelift for your vagina?

Posted on April 2, 2019 by Contributor

Women have always been the largest consumers of plastic surgery since… well, plastic surgery became a thing...

Victory for women: 1 April saw end to VAT on sanitary pads & panty liners!

Posted on April 2, 2019 by PRESS

Women spoke up and the Government listened: effective 1 April 2019 sanitary pads and panty liners are VAT ...

Mothers of fussy babies at higher risk of depressive symptoms

Mothers of fussy babies at higher risk of depressive symptoms

Posted on March 28, 2019 by Contributor

Fussy babies are especially challenging and now research has found that the harder it is to soothe a ...

Study links perimenopause to fat gain

Study links perimenopause to fat gain

Posted on March 22, 2019 by Contributor

The middle-age spread is real, with a study confirming what women in perimenopause have long suspected - menopause ...

Having more children may slow down women’s ageing process

Having more children may slow down women’s ageing process

Posted on February 26, 2019 by Contributor

Good news moms – despite what you’ve heard, research has found that having more children may actually slow ...

The problem with our public toilets

The problem with our public toilets

Posted on February 21, 2019 by PRESS

Women’s safety, privacy and hygiene are often ignored in the planning of public toilets, perpetuating inequality at the ...

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Diet drink dangers for women

Posted on February 19, 2019 by Contributor

If you can’t go a day without a diet drink or two, you need to read this...

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