The back end of 2019 was a quieter period for me, at least in terms of journalism. In November I visited the world’s first Vagina Museum on behalf of Refinery29. Then, between Christmas and New Year they asked me to investigate the many ways that having a period can affect your sleep, for their sleep-themed […]
My work on sexual and reproductive health in August covered everything from heavy vaginal bleeding to painful (and even traumatic) vaginal childbirth, as well as looking at the lesser known (and surprisingly common) sexually transmitted virus HPV. 2018 marks the ten year anniversary of free HPV vaccines for girls over the age of 12 on […]
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 […]
Over the last few weeks I’ve covered pretty much all my specialist health topics: the brain, the mind, the uterus, the vagina, and the cervix, with articles on women’s experiences of trauma, planning a pregnancy when you have epilepsy, cervical cancer screening in the LGBT community, and – simultaneously fascinating and horrifying – vaginal ageing. […]
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 […]
Every year, around Women’s Week, Warwick Anti-Sexism Society put on a production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. This year I lost my Vagina Monologues virginity, and it was fantastic!