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#Women's Health

# womens-health - Yesterday’s News

'Nothing signed off' yet on new National Maternity Hospital, says Taoiseach
# Elm Park
# Elm Park

'Nothing signed off' yet on new National Maternity Hospital, says Taoiseach

Updated Fri 7:36 PM 10,488 Views 14 Comments

The Taoiseach says it has always been his view that any new hospital should be owned by the public.

# womens-health - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

'She is so inspirational' - Praise for Roscommon footballer on speaking out about cervical cancer battle
# Rocky
From The42
# Rocky

'She is so inspirational' - Praise for Roscommon footballer on speaking out about cervical cancer battle

Jun 1st 2021, 9:57 AM 3,276 Views 1 Comment

Jenny Higgins has paid tribute to her team-mate for her bravery in speaking openly about her diagnosis.

# womens-health - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Call for national awareness campaign on menopause after 'incredibly important' Liveline discussion
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Call for national awareness campaign on menopause after 'incredibly important' Liveline discussion

May 13th 2021, 1:40 PM 23,019 Views 24 Comments

The Taoiseach said he supported the call and that the government “will act on driving on a progressive health policy for women’s health”.

# womens-health - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Health minister announces 'see-and-treat' gynaecology services and 'advanced' endometriosis centre
# Women's Healthcare
# Women's Healthcare

Health minister announces 'see-and-treat' gynaecology services and 'advanced' endometriosis centre

Apr 21st 2021, 10:34 PM 26,677 Views 25 Comments

These two health policies are recommendations from the Women’s Health Taskforce, established by the Department of Health in September 2019.

# womens-health - Friday 1 January, 2021

A GP: Untreated menopause can be seismic for a woman, but help is at hand
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

A GP: Untreated menopause can be seismic for a woman, but help is at hand

Jan 1st 2021, 10:00 AM 72,358 Views 36 Comments

GP Dr Deirdre Forde specialises in menopause and is urging women suffering to seek advice and assistance.

# womens-health - Thursday 2 January, 2020

'Second class citizens': Harris warned of the impact endometriosis is having on women's health
# Letters To Harris
# Letters To Harris

'Second class citizens': Harris warned of the impact endometriosis is having on women's health

Jan 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 27,534 Views 21 Comments

More than a dozen women told Harris of the devastating impact the condition has had on their lives.

# womens-health - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'Wombs, periods, they're taboo subjects': Patients appeal to TDs and Senators for endometriosis support
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

'Wombs, periods, they're taboo subjects': Patients appeal to TDs and Senators for endometriosis support

Dec 11th 2019, 6:00 AM 11,524 Views 6 Comments

Women have been advocating for change in this area and to support the 155,000 women who suffer from it.

# womens-health - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Peter Boylan: 'Online abuse didn't bother me - I wasn't going to resign'
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Peter Boylan: 'Online abuse didn't bother me - I wasn't going to resign'

Dec 1st 2019, 9:30 AM 20,639 Views 24 Comments

The obstetrician has written about his career in a new memoir.

# womens-health - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

No money in next year's budget for free contraception, committee heard
# Free Contraception
# Free Contraception

No money in next year's budget for free contraception, committee heard

Updated Nov 27th 2019, 9:06 PM 26,078 Views 79 Comments

A recent report recommends that free contraception rollout should target young women first.

# womens-health - Thursday 14 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 71,245 Views 36 Comments

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

# womens-health - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 8th 2019, 6:05 AM 94,758 Views 15 Comments

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

# womens-health - Monday 7 October, 2019

Minister sets up period poverty committee: 'Menstruation is not a choice'
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

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

Oct 7th 2019, 6:10 AM 22,396 Views 43 Comments

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

# womens-health - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 3rd 2019, 3:34 PM 3,703 Views 0 Comments

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

# womens-health - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

FDA orders medical device companies to stop selling pelvic mesh
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

FDA orders medical device companies to stop selling pelvic mesh

Apr 17th 2019, 4:17 PM 21,043 Views 14 Comments

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

# womens-health - Thursday 11 April, 2019

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

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

Updated Apr 11th 2019, 1:41 PM 61,337 Views 100 Comments

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

# womens-health - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

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

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

Updated Feb 13th 2019, 12:03 PM 14,887 Views 34 Comments

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

# womens-health - Thursday 3 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 3rd 2019, 4:04 PM 26,535 Views 104 Comments

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

# womens-health - Saturday 3 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 3rd 2018, 7:15 AM 24,130 Views 127 Comments

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

# womens-health - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Concerns raised over morning sickness medication being sold to women online
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Concerns raised over morning sickness medication being sold to women online

Oct 31st 2018, 6:05 AM 26,806 Views 10 Comments

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

# womens-health - Monday 4 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 4th 2018, 8:00 AM 45,673 Views 42 Comments

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

# womens-health - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Health Minister cancels meeting with women who suffered vaginal mesh complications
# Mesh Survivors
# Mesh Survivors

Health Minister cancels meeting with women who suffered vaginal mesh complications

May 17th 2018, 7:43 PM 14,424 Views 21 Comments

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

# womens-health - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

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

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

May 2nd 2018, 1:29 PM 12,844 Views 4 Comments

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

# womens-health - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 7th 2018, 3:25 PM 21,378 Views 77 Comments

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

# womens-health - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 5th 2017, 7:30 AM 6,370 Views 58 Comments

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

# womens-health - Saturday 9 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 9th 2017, 8:30 AM 21,271 Views 18 Comments

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

# womens-health - Monday 4 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 4th 2017, 5:50 PM 32,444 Views 269 Comments

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

# womens-health - Saturday 1 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 1st 2017, 6:00 AM 28,443 Views 50 Comments

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

# womens-health - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Citizens' Assembly publishes additional recommendations on the Eighth Amendment
# Recommendations
# Recommendations

Citizens' Assembly publishes additional recommendations on the Eighth Amendment

Jun 29th 2017, 12:01 PM 11,602 Views 16 Comments

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

# womens-health - Saturday 24 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 24th 2017, 10:00 PM 35,940 Views 57 Comments

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

# womens-health - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Irish women account for seven in 10 non-resident abortions carried out in UK
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

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

Jun 13th 2017, 2:22 PM 13,069 Views 96 Comments

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

# womens-health - Thursday 1 June, 2017

A doctor has had to come out and warn women not to put wasps' nests on their vaginas
# Oak Galls
From The Daily Edge
# Oak Galls

A doctor has had to come out and warn women not to put wasps' nests on their vaginas

Jun 1st 2017, 2:16 PM 7,621 Views 5 Comments

WHY IS THIS EVEN A THING.

# womens-health - Monday 29 May, 2017

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

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

May 29th 2017, 3:11 PM 18,064 Views 7 Comments

Hiqa is recommending a HPV test first instead.

# womens-health - Sunday 26 February, 2017

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

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

Feb 26th 2017, 12:00 PM 34,302 Views 31 Comments

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

# womens-health - Sunday 5 February, 2017

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

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

Feb 5th 2017, 9:30 PM 24,060 Views 15 Comments

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

# womens-health - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

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

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

Feb 1st 2017, 7:57 AM 24,871 Views 171 Comments

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

# womens-health - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 23rd 2016, 8:34 PM 13,993 Views 32 Comments

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

# womens-health - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Six in ten people want abortion to be decriminalised in Northern Ireland
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

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

Oct 18th 2016, 1:17 PM 5,707 Views 11 Comments

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.

# womens-health - Thursday 31 December, 2015

This women's magazine has decided to ban the term 'bikini body' from its covers
# Bikini Body
From The Daily Edge
# Bikini Body

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

Dec 31st 2015, 8:32 AM 4,866 Views 4 Comments

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

# womens-health - Monday 28 December, 2015

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

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

Dec 28th 2015, 6:30 PM 11,617 Views 38 Comments

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

# womens-health - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

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

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

Aug 19th 2015, 6:00 PM 26,684 Views 48 Comments

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

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