These days I’ve heard and written about enough women’s health horror stories that not much shocks me anymore. But I was pretty horrified to hear about the experiences of Fiona Anderson and Kerry Thompson – two disabled women who’ve spent years fighting to be given cervical screening (smear) tests at their local GP surgeries. It […]
July saw me back at Google Arts & Culture, working with them on a couple of projects – including one with Somerset House, which explores their Summer 2019 programme of exhibitions, projects and events celebrating immigration, diversity, identity, and black creativity. I also wrote features for both Patient and Refinery29, respectively exploring new mums’ contraceptive […]
Cervical Screening Awareness Week fell in June, and I was pleasantly surprised to see Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust raising awareness of the potential side effects of the procedures used to treat cervical cell changes. While these treatments are extremely effective in preventing cell abnormalities from developing into cervical cancer, in the most extreme cases – […]
Women’s pain is not taken seriously. It’s something I see over and over again in my work on sexual and reproductive health – and, equally, when I’m writing about mental health as well. I had three pieces on sexual health published in June and July, and two of these focused on the issue of women […]
It’s been a while since my last work update – I’ve spent a lot of the last few months with my head down, immersed in a slightly all-consuming project that I’m excited to be able to share with you soon. In the meantime though, I’ve also been quietly cracking on with work on my usual […]
It’s been a busy month for my two favourite (and frequently overlapping) subjects, mental health and sexual health. September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month, but it’s also packed full of other great awareness weeks. Most notably for me, Pre and Post Natal Depression Awareness Week (PNDAW) fell from 4th-10th, and this year focused on antenatal mental […]
In my latest piece for The Debrief, sponsored by ellaOne, I busted some of the myths surrounding emergency contraception – including when and how often you can take the morning after pill, how it works, and how difficult it is to get hold of. You can read the article in full here.
For The Debrief‘s Ask An Adult series, I interviewed health professionals from the NHS, British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) and Brook about how emergency contraception (the morning after pill) works. Click here to read the article in full.