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# Women's Health

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Call for national awareness campaign on menopause after 'incredibly important' Liveline discussion
The Taoiseach said he supported the call and that the government “will act on driving on a progressive health policy for women’s health”.
Health minister announces 'see-and-treat' gynaecology services and 'advanced' endometriosis centre
These two health policies are recommendations from the Women’s Health Taskforce, established by the Department of Health in September 2019.
Dr Deirdre Forde: Untreated menopause can be seismic for a woman, but help is at hand
The GP specialises in menopause and is urging women suffering to seek advice and assistance.
'Second class citizens': Harris warned of the impact endometriosis is having on women's health
More than a dozen women told Harris of the devastating impact the condition has had on their lives.
'Wombs, periods, they're taboo subjects': Patients appeal to TDs and Senators for endometriosis support
Women have been advocating for change in this area and to support the 155,000 women who suffer from it.
Peter Boylan: 'Online abuse didn't bother me - I wasn't going to resign'
The obstetrician has written about his career in a new memoir.
No money in next year's budget for free contraception, committee heard
A recent report recommends that free contraception rollout should target young women first.
'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.
'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.
Minister sets up period poverty committee: 'Menstruation is not a choice'
The health minister said women are facing significant costs paying for sanitary products.
Senior-capped Beibhinn Parsons leads Ireland U18 7s at World Games
This year marks the fifth edition of the multi-sport event in Paris.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Simon Harris was 'very disappointed and frustrated' at Finian McGrath's vaccine comments
Harris said he now feels McGrath “fully supports” the vaccination programme.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
A doctor has had to come out and warn women not to put wasps' nests on their vaginas
Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer
Hiqa is recommending a HPV test first instead.
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.
'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.”
'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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Doctors find 92-year-old woman has been bearing a mummified fetus for 50 years
The incredibly rare phenomenon is known as “lithopedion”.