Women's health

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‘Between pleasure and health’: how sex-tech firms are reinventing the vibrator
A new wave of sex toys is designed to combine orgasmic joy with relief from dryness, tension and pain

Linda Geddes

09, Jun, 2023 @12:00 PM

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LGBTQ+ event cancelled after threats – as it happened
This blog is now closed.

Jordyn Beazley and Natasha May (earlier)

08, Jun, 2023 @8:30 AM

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Access to contraception has got harder in England, top doctor says
Lesley Regan, women’s health ambassador for England, says ‘destructive’ changes to NHS system in 2012 are failing women

Rachel Hall

04, Jun, 2023 @11:01 PM

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New drug combination offers ovarian cancer breakthrough
The revolutionary treatment has been shown to significantly shrink tumours in almost half of patients with the disease

Andrew Gregory Health editor in Chicago

03, Jun, 2023 @5:30 PM

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Complaints about non-surgical butt lifts ‘rising at alarming rate’ in UK
Industry body and local government call for action on ‘risky’ procedures and cosmetic treatment market

Sarah Marsh

02, Jun, 2023 @4:05 PM

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What is Primodos and why were 100 UK families seeking compensation?
Concerns about birth defects first raised in 1960s but evidence for causal link to pregnancy test remains contentious

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

26, May, 2023 @1:54 PM

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Senate inquiry to call for improved abortion access at Australia’s public hospitals
Committee also recommends a national telephone service for contraception, pregnancy options including abortion and sexual health

Paul Karp Chief political correspondent

24, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘I’m glad my symptoms have a name’: three women on their struggles with adenomyosis
After Naga Munchetty revealed her agonies with the little-known womb condition, three readers share their experiences

Jedidajah Otte

23, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Naga Munchetty tells of ‘constant pain’ from womb condition adenomyosis
BBC presenter reveals struggles with little understood disorder that is thought to affect one in 10 women

Rachel Hall

22, May, 2023 @4:11 PM

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Share your experiences of the womb condition adenomyosis
We’d like to hear from women who, like BBC presenter Naga Munchetty, have the womb condition adenomyosis and about their experiences of accessing treatment

Guardian community team

22, May, 2023 @11:42 AM

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England’s first not-for-profit fertility clinic closes within a year of opening
Exclusive: Clinic operated by BPAS was intended to provide IVF at cost price but was sold to private provider

Helen Pidd North of England editor

21, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Drug for hot flushes will transform menopause treatment, doctors say
Experts predict US-approved fezolinetant can be a ‘blockbuster’ for thousands of women in the UK

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

20, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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