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#Women's Health

From TheJournal.ie 'I just felt like I don't matter': Women forced to travel to Romania for endometriosis treatment Women's Health

'I just felt like I don't matter': Women forced to travel to Romania for endometriosis treatment

Women who suffer with the chronic disease report feeling suicidal and helpless.

From TheJournal.ie 'A lot of doctors fail to recognise it': Calls for government to review treatment of endometriosis Women's Health

'A lot of doctors fail to recognise it': Calls for government to review treatment of endometriosis

The condition is caused by abnormal cell growth outside the uterus and causes severe pain for women suffering with it.

From TheJournal.ie Minister sets up period poverty committee: 'Menstruation is not a choice' Women's Health

Minister sets up period poverty committee: 'Menstruation is not a choice'

The health minister said women are facing significant costs paying for sanitary products.

From The42 Senior-capped Beibhinn Parsons leads Ireland U18 7s at World Games Next Gen

Senior-capped Beibhinn Parsons leads Ireland U18 7s at World Games

This year marks the fifth edition of the multi-sport event in Paris.

From TheJournal.ie FDA orders medical device companies to stop selling pelvic mesh Vaginal Mesh

FDA orders medical device companies to stop selling pelvic mesh

The FDA said it couldn’t assure women that these devices were safe and effective longterm.

From TheJournal.ie HSE apologises to women callers to Joe Duffy's Liveline who shared their traumatic childbirth experiences Maternity Services

HSE apologises to women callers to Joe Duffy's Liveline who shared their traumatic childbirth experiences

Over the last fortnight, many women have taken to the national airwaves to share their stories of childbirth.

From TheJournal.ie 'It would be foolhardy to say there is no risk': HSE reveals 78,000 slides left in CervicalCheck backlog Women's Health

'It would be foolhardy to say there is no risk': HSE reveals 78,000 slides left in CervicalCheck backlog

The HSE will tell the Health Committee about the backlog latest today.

From TheJournal.ie HSE warning over 'my options' unplanned pregnancy websites with anti-abortion message Hidden Agenda

HSE warning over 'my options' unplanned pregnancy websites with anti-abortion message

The HSE’s official site My Options serves as a first point of contact for women dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.

From TheJournal.ie TDs want women seeking abortions to be offered ultrasound imaging and heartbeat recording Abortion Legislation

TDs want women seeking abortions to be offered ultrasound imaging and heartbeat recording

A number of TDs have put down amendments ahead of the three-day discussion of the proposed abortion legislation next week.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised over morning sickness medication being sold to women online Women's Health

Concerns raised over morning sickness medication being sold to women online

There have been calls for the drug, which can cost up to €3,000, to be made available to women with a medical card.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Men need to treat their bodies in a similar way as to how they treat their cars' Men's Health

Column: 'Men need to treat their bodies in a similar way as to how they treat their cars'

Prostate cancer accounts for over 30% of all male cancers but there is no national screening programme, writes Peter Gunning.

From TheJournal.ie Health Minister cancels meeting with women who suffered vaginal mesh complications Mesh Survivors

Health Minister cancels meeting with women who suffered vaginal mesh complications

His office said the cancellation was due to “urgent other work commitments” and has been rescheduled for next month.

From TheJournal.ie English breast screening scandal: Up to 270 women may have had lives shortened over IT error Scandal

English breast screening scandal: Up to 270 women may have had lives shortened over IT error

Health Minister Jeremy Hunt said that an independent inquiry is due to take place into the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says women seeking morning after pill should not face 'invasive' questioning

Taoiseach says women seeking morning after pill should not face 'invasive' questioning

On the referendum, Varadkar said women should be trusted in the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws have been criticised in report on women's health Europe

Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws have been criticised in report on women's health

The report also criticised Ireland’s response to victims of symphysiotomy.

From TheJournal.ie 'Many times I just keep smiling to avoid crumbling into a crying mess' Endometriosis

'Many times I just keep smiling to avoid crumbling into a crying mess'

People should think before they speak when it comes to fertility issues, Julie Ronaghan writes.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris was 'very disappointed and frustrated' at Finian McGrath's vaccine comments Hpv Controversy

Simon Harris was 'very disappointed and frustrated' at Finian McGrath's vaccine comments

Harris said he now feels McGrath “fully supports” the vaccination programme.

From TheJournal.ie Morning after pill available to all medical card holders without prescription from today Emergency Contraception

Morning after pill available to all medical card holders without prescription from today

Up until 2011, anyone who needed emergency contraception had to attend a doctor in order to get a prescription.

From TheJournal.ie Citizens' Assembly publishes additional recommendations on the Eighth Amendment Recommendations

Citizens' Assembly publishes additional recommendations on the Eighth Amendment

Five ancillary recommendations have been made, derived from the personal opinions of the members of the Assembly.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls' FGM

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'

Almost 3,000 girls living in Ireland could be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation.

From TheJournal.ie Irish women account for seven in 10 non-resident abortions carried out in UK Women's Health

Irish women account for seven in 10 non-resident abortions carried out in UK

More than 3,200 women and girls travelled from Ireland to the UK for terminations last year.

From TheJournal.ie Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer HPV

Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer

Hiqa is recommending a HPV test first instead.

From TheJournal.ie The first birth control app to be officially approved as a contraceptive uses an age-old method Natural Cycles

The first birth control app to be officially approved as a contraceptive uses an age-old method

As a fertility-awareness based contraceptive method, the app will only work well for some people.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was tested to the limit': How hypnobirthing is helping women during labour Pregnancy

'I was tested to the limit': How hypnobirthing is helping women during labour

“Some people think it’s new age, hippy dippy. It’s anything other than that. It’s very practical, down to earth.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Repeal' bus to distribute abortion pills in cities and colleges around Ireland Eighth Amendment

'Repeal' bus to distribute abortion pills in cities and colleges around Ireland

Rosa said the tour will “provide direct assistance to those in need of safe abortion pills”.

From TheJournal.ie India's Minister for Women says country's rape problem is 'exaggerated' Rape

India's Minister for Women says country's rape problem is 'exaggerated'

Maneka Gandhi claimed India was in the bottom four countries in the world when it came to rape.

From TheJournal.ie Six in ten people want abortion to be decriminalised in Northern Ireland Women's Health

Six in ten people want abortion to be decriminalised in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where abortion is illegal, except where continuing a pregnancy would cause a serious risk to the mother’s health.

This women's magazine has decided to ban the term 'bikini body' from its covers

Women’s Health will not use the terms “bikini body” or “drop two sizes” on its cover anymore.

From TheJournal.ie These haunting portraits shed light on the 'strong and tough' women of the Rising Shadowed Women

These haunting portraits shed light on the 'strong and tough' women of the Rising

It’s a new way of looking at the pivotal event in Irish history.

From TheJournal.ie Women can soon boost their sex drive with this pill - but won't be able to drink when taking it Game Changer?

Women can soon boost their sex drive with this pill - but won't be able to drink when taking it

The drug has been rejected by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on two previous occasions.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why everyone is arguing about Planned Parenthood in America Deep Divisions

Explainer: Why everyone is arguing about Planned Parenthood in America

And how a series of videos could end up shutting down the entire US government.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors find 92-year-old woman has been bearing a mummified fetus for 50 years Lithopedion

Doctors find 92-year-old woman has been bearing a mummified fetus for 50 years

The incredibly rare phenomenon is known as “lithopedion”.

From TheJournal.ie Australian woman banned from breastfeeding – because she has tattoos Sydney

Australian woman banned from breastfeeding – because she has tattoos

She is locked in a custody dispute with the baby’s father.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should girls be taught about their fertility at school? Biological Clock This post contains a poll

Poll: Should girls be taught about their fertility at school?

One expert thinks women need to learn about their biological clock at an earlier age.

From TheJournal.ie 'DIY abortion tutorials' shock Chile amid debate on easing ban Women's Health This post contains videos

'DIY abortion tutorials' shock Chile amid debate on easing ban

Warning: Some people may find the contents of this report distressing.

From TheJournal.ie Where else are abortion laws as strict as in Ireland? Women's Health

Where else are abortion laws as strict as in Ireland?

We’re relatively unique in terms of developed countries.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Why are some women avoiding cervical cancer screening? Women's Health

Opinion: Why are some women avoiding cervical cancer screening?

Fear of cancer appears to influence some women’s decision to attend cervical screening – but not in the way you might think, writes health psychologist Marie Kotzur.

From TheJournal.ie Drug offers first hope for advanced cervical cancer Cervical Cancer

Drug offers first hope for advanced cervical cancer

Existing chemotherapy regimes are largely ineffective against advanced stages of cervical cancer, which leads to the deaths of 250,000 women worldwide every year.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why shouldn’t there be ‘abortion on demand’? Opinion

Column: Why shouldn’t there be ‘abortion on demand’?

The Government is desperate to avoid “abortion on demand”, writes Sarah McCarthy – but in reality, women should be trusted to make the choice.

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