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#Women's Health

# 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 32,466 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 28,745 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 11,621 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 35,954 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 13,087 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 7,949 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 18,078 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 34,346 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 24,246 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 24,903 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 14,000 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 5,746 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 4,997 Views 5 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 11,635 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 26,814 Views 46 Comments

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

# womens-health - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Explainer: Why everyone is arguing about Planned Parenthood in America
# Deep Divisions
# Deep Divisions

Explainer: Why everyone is arguing about Planned Parenthood in America

Aug 9th 2015, 10:00 PM 34,891 Views 146 Comments

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

# womens-health - Friday 19 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 19th 2015, 11:58 PM 52,092 Views 17 Comments

The incredibly rare phenomenon is known as “lithopedion”.

# womens-health - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Australian woman banned from breastfeeding - because she has tattoos
# Sydney
# Sydney

Australian woman banned from breastfeeding - because she has tattoos

Jun 18th 2015, 9:41 PM 32,123 Views 75 Comments

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

# womens-health - Monday 1 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 1st 2015, 8:45 PM 29,402 Views 70 Comments

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

# womens-health - Friday 29 May, 2015

'DIY abortion tutorials' shock Chile amid debate on easing ban
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

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

May 29th 2015, 11:21 AM 17,094 Views 74 Comments

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

# womens-health - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Where else are abortion laws as strict as in Ireland?
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Where else are abortion laws as strict as in Ireland?

Feb 14th 2015, 8:30 AM 31,848 Views 184 Comments

We’re relatively unique in terms of developed countries.

# womens-health - Friday 6 June, 2014

Opinion: Why are some women avoiding cervical cancer screening?
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Opinion: Why are some women avoiding cervical cancer screening?

Jun 6th 2014, 1:00 PM 1,705 Views 35 Comments

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.

# womens-health - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Drug offers first hope for advanced cervical cancer
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

Drug offers first hope for advanced cervical cancer

Jun 2nd 2013, 12:45 PM 5,872 Views 7 Comments

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

# womens-health - Thursday 10 January, 2013

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

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

Jan 10th 2013, 7:00 AM 926 Views 272 Comments

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

# womens-health - Monday 24 December, 2012

Column: Infertility is not a choice – but treatment for it should be
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Infertility is not a choice – but treatment for it should be

Dec 24th 2012, 7:00 AM 359 Views 40 Comments

Ireland’s public health system offers no treatment for infertility – so if you haven’t got money you can forget it, writes Fiona McPhillips.

# womens-health - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Protest expected over opening of Belfast Marie Stopes clinic today
# Marie Stopes
# Marie Stopes

Protest expected over opening of Belfast Marie Stopes clinic today

Oct 18th 2012, 8:09 AM 4,347 Views 86 Comments

Marie Stopes International has asked its supporters not to counter-protest.

# womens-health - Monday 21 May, 2012

Back to work for Katie Taylor after golden homecoming
# Katie Taylor
From The42
# Katie Taylor

Back to work for Katie Taylor after golden homecoming

May 21st 2012, 7:43 AM 5,479 Views 7 Comments

Bray boxer will take a short rest before focusing on London Olympics, according to her father.

# womens-health - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Coffee helps reduce women's risk of depression: study
# Coffee
# Coffee

Coffee helps reduce women's risk of depression: study

Sep 27th 2011, 12:31 PM 395 Views 1 Comment

US researchers studied the health and caffeine consumption of more than 50,700 women over a decade.

# womens-health - Friday 12 August, 2011

Study finds links between depression and risk of stroke
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Study finds links between depression and risk of stroke

Aug 12th 2011, 10:06 AM 272 Views 1 Comment

Women who suffer from depression could be more susceptible to stroke, according to new US research.

# womens-health - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

The world's worst places to be a woman - survey
# Worst Places
# Worst Places

The world's worst places to be a woman - survey

Jun 15th 2011, 11:12 AM 1,312 Views 10 Comments

Global survey releases findings which show that Afghanistan is the most dangerous place for women, while the DRC comes a close second.

# womens-health - Tuesday 20 July, 2010

Possible HIV breakthrough in South Africa
# HIV Prevention
From The Daily Edge
# HIV Prevention

Possible HIV breakthrough in South Africa

Jul 20th 2010, 2:05 PM 211 Views 0 Comments

Aids is the leading cause of death and disease in young women today. A new gel might cut the the chances of contracting the virus in half.