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Trust me, trust me- I’m a doctor

Trust me, trust me- I’m a doctor

Health, News, NHS, UK
You’ve heard of the pay gap and you’ve followed the horrors of the #metoo movement, now get ready for ‘The Health Gap.’ Women and healthcare have always had a tumultuous relationship. Race and poverty come into play when discussing who has it worse in healthcare, however, they are huge conversations on their own.  Throughout history women’s health queries have been ignored, misdiagnosed and dismissed as dramatics. From the Ancient Greeks believing most of women’s pains came from a wandering womb - to the Victorian times, when doctors had a nasty habit of admitting any woman with mysterious pain to mental hospitals, and diagnosing them instead with the metal disorder ‘hysteria’ (Greek for of the uterus). Some argue that the traditional medical system as it stands now, forces women to
Childfree and Proud pt. 1 – Mombies, daddicts and me

Childfree and Proud pt. 1 – Mombies, daddicts and me

Feminism, Investigations, Society, Specials
“I have been called a mutant and told that I lack the maternal gene” Jena, 32, lives a pretty normal life and considers her family complete without kids playing around her house. A few years ago, she even paid for her husband’s vasectomy as a gift when they got married and never looked back. Kirsty went through a similar process by getting a sterilisation first and, more recently, a total hysterectomy (a procedure that has the uterus and ovaries removed). For these two women, the word “doubt” never existed in their vocabularies despite being looked down on whenever they expressed their ideas in public.     “You will change your mind when it’s your own” seems to be the most common response women and men tend to get when the kids subject arise in family gathe
Vaginismus – behind the curtains

Vaginismus – behind the curtains

Featured, Lifestyle, Sex and Relationships, UK
In a world where sex is as common as brushing your teeth in the morning and one-night stands are the main conversations in your group of friends, how do you cope with the inability to have sexual intercourse? Muscle contractions, constant pain and frustration — this is a summary of vaginismus. According to NHS, the psychosomatic condition occurs when “the vagina suddenly tightens up just as you try to insert something into it”. In other words, vaginismus is the tightening of the muscles located in the pelvic floor, making it impossible for any type of penetration. There are multiple causes of this psychological disorder. Stella Anna Sonnenbaum, a certified sexological bodyworker, told Voice of London: “Vaginismus occurs after trauma like rape or abuse, but also after childbirth or
Women in combat roles a ‘mistake’ says former Army Colonel

Women in combat roles a ‘mistake’ says former Army Colonel

Investigations, Specials, UK, UK
  The decision by the government to allow women into all combat roles has been criticised by a former commander of British forces in Afghanistan. Colonel Richard Kemp’s comments come after the Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson announced that from Thursday, infantry roles across all the armed forces would be available to women. https://twitter.com/DefenceHQ/status/1055487178489266177?s=19 Kemp said: “I think it’s based entirely on gender equality which is desirable everywhere else, but I think if you subordinate operational combat effectiveness to gender equality then that can end up costing lives.” This move marks the first-time women can apply for special forces roles like the SAS. Williamson praised the announcement as a historic day for the armed forces. Women who a
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