Hair loss and the oral contraceptive pill

Hair loss and the oral contraceptive pill

There are a number of unwanted side effects that occur from the oral contraceptive pill, one of the most distressing being hair loss. Hair loss causes psychological, emotional and social distress and is therefore a very serious condition....
Toxic Shock Syndrome & Tampon Use

Toxic Shock Syndrome & Tampon Use

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening illness that is caused by an infection from certain types of bacteria, including staphylococcus aureus.   Menstruating women are at a higher risk of getting TSS, as naturally occurring vaginal...
Menstrual Cups

Menstrual Cups

Have you heard of the menstrual cup? They have been around since 1935 but only in recent years have they become a more popular alternative to tampons and pads for menstrual care. The cups are made of medical grade silicon and are inserted into the vagina as you would...
Disordered Eating – An Interview

Disordered Eating – An Interview

It is incredibly admirable to openly talk about a tough time in your life and do so selflessly in order to help others. I was lucky enough to meet one of these inspiring women who shared with me her eating disorder battle and the ongoing affects it has had on her...