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Can You Test For HPV At Home?

Can You Test For HPV At Home?

Attendance for cervical screenings has fallen year on year across the country, despite the fact that cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under the age of 35. This worrying statistic has prompted the need for at-home testing for human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes around 70% of cervical cancer cases, to […]

March 11, 2021|Views 178

What Your Vaginal Microbiome Can Tell You About Your Feminine Health

What Your Vaginal Microbiome Can Tell You About Your Feminine Health

Your vagina is home to millions of bacteria. This is collectively called a ‘vaginal microbiome’, and it can tell you a lot about your feminine health. The vaginal microbiome is very dynamic, with changes in your bacterial balance occuring due to menstruation, menopause, sex and more. However, too much change in the microbiome can cause […]

February 18, 2021|Views 145

8 Tips For Making Your Smear Test More Comfortable

8 Tips For Making Your Smear Test More Comfortable

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week takes place this month from 18th to 24th January and aims to raise awareness of the importance of regular smear tests to help prevent cervical cancer. There are over 3,000 cases of cervical cancer diagnosed each year in the UK, with most cases being caused by a strain of the human […]

January 15, 2021|Views 364

Are Women Putting Off Pregnancy Due To COVID-19?

Are Women Putting Off Pregnancy Due To COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult and traumatic for people across the world, but there is one group of people in particular who are especially vulnerable to the far-reaching effects of the virus: pregnant women. From being placed in a vulnerable group in regards to the virus, to having partners banned from antenatal appointments, pregnant […]

December 2, 2020|Views 372

Bleeding Between Periods – What It Means And When To Worry

Bleeding Between Periods – What It Means And When To Worry

Bleeding between periods is called spotting. It’s usually a small amount of blood that does not require a sanitary towel or tampon. Most women will experience abnormal bleeding at some point in their lives and whilst in most cases it’s harmless, it can signify something a bit more serious is going on, so it’s always […]

November 3, 2020|Views 772
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