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What other time have you spent this much time at home?
Abortion policy fluctuates not only in Australia but around the world. We break it down.
Is it foolish to be unhappy with a side effect if my medication helps improve life in other ways?
While we’re happy to say conception via fertility treatment is now possible for same-sex couples all over Australia, it’s not all easy.
Science actually has a lot to say about how we can boost our fertility. Your weight, exercise, diet, stress, smoking and alcohol habits all count.
For some it's an easy decision, but for others the choice is filled with emotion and societal expectations.
Read up on what you should consider before taking your conception journey solo.
Short answer: Yes you can, and yes it is. But it's worth knowing why.
Infertility has become more widely spoken about, but it doesn't make it any less overwhelming. What actually causes it? Is there really anything you can do about it?
The biggest fertility factor for men is his sperm. So what can he do to make sure his sperm count and quality is top notch?
If we have to live inside these strange, goopy sacks of flesh we may as well take some of the mystery out of it.
Egg freezing can help women preserve their fertility. But when is it the right time to freeze your eggs and how much does it cost?
Your body behaves differently in each phase, so why treat it in the same? Use this guide and get the most out of your workout.
In parts of Sri Lanka where many do not have access to running water, highly taxed women's health essentials can be deemed too expensive.
Hormone blood tests have a lot to say about your fertility. These tests are the first step you can take to be proactive about your fertility.
Age is not just a number, according to your ovaries. But our fertility doesn't just fall of a cliff at 35 either. Let's unpick this age-old question.
Getting pregnant isn't as easy as unwrapping the hose to water the seed. It's an art and a science. Here's what you need to know.
The links between acne and contraception have long been documented, but what exactly is the relationship?
We don't often talk about our ovaries. But when 1 in 10 women are affected by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), we need to!
Endometriosis impacts 1 in 10 Aussie women. Yet so many of us suffer in silence. Why is this chronic illness so damn hard to diagnose?
It's not just about how the woman's fertility is doing. There's plenty to think about when it comes to checking up on male fertility too!
We want to make the right choice for our bodies, but it can be hard to know where to begin. We present to you, your contraception menu.
Three months before you start trying might seem early, but there's a lot of things to consider.
There is a difference between "good" and "bad" healthcare.
We go through some of the common do's and don'ts.
Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder is still misunderstood by many, including doctors.
"Finding a doctor you like is a lot like dating: you have to match each other and work out what style you like."
Burnout can feel like the world is collapsing – so why do so many of us fail to recognise it?
What do you do when the breastfeeding positivity movement that could be motivational for so many only makes you feel pressure to fall into line?
Research shows that one in five women will miscarry. Warning: detailed descriptions.
One of the reasons PMDD is so hard to diagnose is the fragmented approach the medical community takes to treating patients. But that can be fixed.
Access to The Pill has remained the same for years, and there's plenty of medical bureaucracy doing its part.
I pushed my pregnant body to yoga every day. I left with more than stretched limbs and a clear mind.
An estimated one in eight women will develop thyroid disease within their lifetime.
For the first time in close to a decade, I know that my pain is real.
"For such a common medication, the pill genuinely saved my life."
"When I thought I was in competition with other girls in high school, I was only competing with the myths I’d been taught about female friendship."
The unfortunate reality is that decent doctors can be hard to find, and people often settle for what's available.
Sure, you have heard of endometriosis. You might even know someone who has it. But what do you actually know about it?
Research has shown that there's a (large) economic cost to having endometriosis.
How can I make the rest of the world always aware of how I'm feeling?
"I was faced with a cycle that I couldn’t predict, shifting between periods that lasted for 30 days straight to not menstruating at all for six months at a time."
I had to teach my body that penetration was possible - and that it could even be pleasurable.
Suffering with pain, cramps, and bloating? You’re not alone. Here’s the true cost of your monthly cycle.
For something we call “The Pill”, there sure are a lot of variations of this medication.
What is the point of writing anything that is not about what is happening in the world right now?
It’s clear we still have a lot of work to do on what “being a woman” really means.
The order of the day may be to "stay home", but that doesn’t mean cutting off all contact with the outside world.
The more people talk about what they go through, the more everyone can get a sense of what is normal, and what’s not.
“We’ve got to talk about stuff, because they’re getting these messages anyway, whether they're happening in front of you or not.”
New Zealand? Around $5. In Japan? Only legalised in 1999, with estimates that only 1% of women use it.
Endometriosis isn’t considered fatal, it just leaves people suffering a lifetime of debilitating pain.
The government's package puts $150 million towards supporting organisations working in the domestic family violence space.
I can guarantee you that nobody reading this loves looking at their phone more than I do.
After decades of neglect by the medical establishment, specialised women’s mental health care is gaining traction.
"I remember trying to wait until a ‘bad’ pain day, so I would be believed and wouldn’t feel as though I was wasting his time."
How a foundation in Africa set out to eradicate fistula, a painful and chronic condition that impacts many women in third world countries.
Coupled with the anxieties of a global pandemic, pregnant women are facing a whole host of additional challenges.
Ask anyone how they are these days and you’ll get variations on the same response: “holding up”; “okay”; “oh, you know...”
It's time to stop the stigma and start having fun all month round.
Using meditation can help you find mental clarity, focus, and calm in your day.
As far as urban myths go, this is one of the most common misconceptions about the oral contraceptive pill.
Trying out the at-home haircut is becoming more and more in vogue. We ask a hairdresser for the basics.
The good news is that the steps for nourishing your skin are simple.
For women in the global south, Covid-19 has only compounded their hardships.
Women have historically been on the back foot when it comes to our finances. So what can we do about it?
After my dad passed away five years ago, I didn’t shy away from the dating scene.
No matter how commonplace abortions become, it is still a confusing and often scary time for those deciding if having an abortion is right for them.
When all you have is time, the pressure to produce can be overwhelming.
Thankfully, people aren't stockpiling contraception like they are toilet paper.
We don't talk a lot about painful sex, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen.
It can be diagnosed, it can be treated, and it's not something we have to put up with forever.
Staying at home doesn't mean you can't reach out for help.
Taking oral contraception is simple – but you should still understand exactly what it does!
Although everyone’s experiences will be different, there are a few common factors that can cause BTB to occur.
It’s probably safe to say that a lot of women have negative associations with their periods.
"It's like my vagina has lockjaw."
Does going meat-free reduce our chances of a healthy pregnancy?
Truthfully, it’s a bloody miracle to have one baby via IVF, and twice as miraculous for twins.
The reality is that going to the bathroom is something we all do. And for women? Bowel movements during our period can be particularly gnarly.