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#Women's Health

# womens-health - Wednesday 28 September, 2022

Cariban: Drug to help women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to be available by January
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Cariban: Drug to help women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to be available by January

Sep 28th 2022, 5:37 PM 8,086 Views 17 Comments

Cariban is prescribed and available in the Coombe, Rotunda and Holles Street maternity hospitals and has been for many years.

# womens-health - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Health Minister says testimony included in HSE abortion report is 'heartbreaking'
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Health Minister says testimony included in HSE abortion report is 'heartbreaking'

Jul 12th 2022, 6:25 PM 14,230 Views 15 Comments

The research found that current abortion legislation does not meet the needs of those seeking termination for foetal anomalies.

# womens-health - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Spanish cabinet approves paid 'menstrual leave'
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Spanish cabinet approves paid 'menstrual leave'

May 17th 2022, 5:58 PM 26,427 Views 29 Comments

Equality Minister Irene Montero said the law will recognise a health problem that has been largely swept under the carpet until now.

Taoiseach denies 'sham' debate and says arguments against NMH move to St Vincent's 'didn't hold up'
# Elm Park
# Elm Park

Taoiseach denies 'sham' debate and says arguments against NMH move to St Vincent's 'didn't hold up'

Updated May 17th 2022, 3:44 PM 39,650 Views 101 Comments
  • The plan was approved by Cabinet this morning and described by Minister Stephen Donnelly as 'a milestone'.
  • Members of the Oireachtas Health Committee had asked for a further delay in Cabinet approval, saying more consultation was required.
  • One member, Róisín Shortall of the SocDems, called the last two weeks of debate "a sham and a charade".

# womens-health - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

‘Draft opinion’ on US abortion rights authentic document but not a final decision - chief justice
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

‘Draft opinion’ on US abortion rights authentic document but not a final decision - chief justice

Updated May 3rd 2022, 5:57 PM 22,580 Views 112 Comments

The draft opinion would allow individual states to more heavily regulate or outright ban abortion.

Roe v Wade: What you need to know about the 1973 case that enshrined US abortion rights
# Explainer
# Explainer

Roe v Wade: What you need to know about the 1973 case that enshrined US abortion rights

May 3rd 2022, 8:39 AM 13,051 Views 64 Comments

Jane Roe – a pseudonym for Norma McCorvey – sued the Dallas Attorney General, Henry Wade.

# womens-health - Friday 29 April, 2022

Stephen Donnelly confirms opening of two additional specialist menopause clinics
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Stephen Donnelly confirms opening of two additional specialist menopause clinics

Apr 29th 2022, 6:30 AM 16,316 Views 7 Comments

A total of six menopause clinics will be rolled out nationwide this year.

# womens-health - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Govt one step closer to giving severe illness during pregnancy drug free of charge
# Hyperemesis Gravidarum
# Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Govt one step closer to giving severe illness during pregnancy drug free of charge

Feb 23rd 2022, 7:13 PM 9,421 Views 4 Comments

U-turn on calling Cariban a food supplement as HPRA says such classification is not appropriate.

# womens-health - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Minister 'hopeful' positive outcome can be reached to help women with severe pregnancy sickness

Minister 'hopeful' positive outcome can be reached to help women with severe pregnancy sickness

Feb 17th 2022, 6:49 PM 10,885 Views 5 Comments

No decision has been reached at Government level as to how the State might subsidise the cost of the drug, Cariban.

# womens-health - Thursday 10 February, 2022

NIAC asked to advise on HPV vaccine catch-up programme for those who missed out in past 2 years
# HPV Vaccine
# HPV Vaccine

NIAC asked to advise on HPV vaccine catch-up programme for those who missed out in past 2 years

Feb 10th 2022, 9:30 PM 8,826 Views 0 Comments

The Health Minister has asked the advisory group about a catch-up rollout for secondary students have missed out on the vaccine due to the pandemic.

# womens-health - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

HSE looking into whether 'special arrangement' possible for access to severe pregnancy sickness drug
# Cariban
# Cariban

HSE looking into whether 'special arrangement' possible for access to severe pregnancy sickness drug

Feb 9th 2022, 6:15 AM 16,283 Views 11 Comments

Irish Pharmacy Union has said exceptional arrangements to fund the drug in individual cases should be put in place.

# womens-health - Monday 17 January, 2022

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services
# Crisis Pregnancy
# Crisis Pregnancy

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services

Jan 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 55,840 Views 0 Comments
  • A number of unregulated crisis pregnancy services present themselves as unbiased but have an anti-abortion stance
  • The HSE said such services may try to frighten women and refuse to give them information about abortion services
  • Women who have inadvertently engaged with these groups have found the experience "extremely distressing", Órla Ryan reports

# womens-health - Monday 18 October, 2021

Physio: Fixing a wee problem - before, during and after menopause
# Urinary Incontinence
# Urinary Incontinence

Physio: Fixing a wee problem - before, during and after menopause

Updated Oct 18th 2021, 9:14 AM 34,756 Views 2 Comments

On World Menopause Day, Chartered Physiotherapist Aoife Ni Eochaidh says practice is key to fixing any pelvic issues.

# womens-health - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Free contraception to be made available for young women
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Free contraception to be made available for young women

Oct 12th 2021, 2:06 PM 39,232 Views 22 Comments

Two GP appointments per year relating to contraception will also be free.

# womens-health - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Women feel doctors 'normalise' loss of pregnancy, and first-time mothers 'not listened to', report finds
# Women's Health Taskforce
# Women's Health Taskforce

Women feel doctors 'normalise' loss of pregnancy, and first-time mothers 'not listened to', report finds

Sep 14th 2021, 3:35 PM 17,425 Views 9 Comments

Over 270 women aged 18 to 80 participated in discussions for a report commissioned by a Department of Health taskforce.

# womens-health - Friday 10 September, 2021

Donnelly announces establishment of Ireland's first centre for menopause
# Menopause
# Menopause

Donnelly announces establishment of Ireland's first centre for menopause

Sep 10th 2021, 5:25 PM 48,770 Views 72 Comments

The centre will be located at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin.

# womens-health - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Opinion: Nutrition can empower women through menopause alongside medicine
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Opinion: Nutrition can empower women through menopause alongside medicine

Jul 3rd 2021, 10:30 AM 24,204 Views 15 Comments

Nutritional therapist Jackie Lynch explains how diet and particularly sugar balance can help women cope with the changes of menopause.

# womens-health - Friday 18 June, 2021

'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 Jun 18th 2021, 7:36 PM 11,134 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 3,354 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 23,462 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 27,083 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 76,581 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 27,663 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 11,593 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 21,050 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 26,162 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 72,923 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 94,928 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 22,467 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 3,748 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 21,111 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 61,725 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 14,912 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 27,046 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 24,256 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 33,475 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 45,683 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 14,447 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 12,867 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 21,616 Views 77 Comments

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

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