Your body, your choice? A place to debate and discuss the complexities and controversies surrounding women's' health issues, reproductive rights, and bodily autonomy.
- Top Story - May 2021
Pink Tax: The Cost of Being a Female Consumer
Have you ever asked yourself why you can get condoms for free but you're forced to pay an arm and a leg for a box of tampons? Really think about that for a second- you can walk into almost any health clinic and get condoms at no cost- but this is not applicable to menstrual products. At around $9 per box, the average Canadian woman spends $6000 in their lifetime JUST on menstrual hygiene products (CBC 2018). This sends a very alarming and incorrect message that having a menstrual cycle is a choice.
How Long Does It Take For Vitamin C To Cause A Miscarriage?
Women who use vitamin C early on as one of their natural abortion methods should consume one 500 mg tablet per hour, for a period of 4 to 10 days. Sometimes women are asked to get up several times in the middle of the night to take the required number of pills during the night.
Fetal Heartbeats in 2821
Content Warning: This fiction contains details regarding sexual assault and abortion. Raven had never liked shaving her legs. Or any other part of her body for that matter. Today though, she found herself digging through her boxes of unused makeup and half-empty lotion bottles in search of the electric razor she had stashed away. She turned it on, listening to the electric hum for a moment before taking off her pants. As the fine hairs from her legs drifted to the floor her tears followed suit until Taffy, her large dog, bumped his snout under her arm.
Common Contraceptive FAQ's - what do you want to know?
The pill, which is the most popular form of birth control for women in England, has long been surrounded by questions and between 2019 and 2020, there have been significant increases in search volumes around pill-related queries. So, let's find out what people have been searching for the most frequently, and get to the bottom of some of the most asked questions about the pill.
Women in India are quarantining for being ‘impure’.
Lady Business, Aunt Flo, Time of the month and mother nature. These are just some names many women around the world use to refer to their periods. In a time where women are empowered and encouraged to fight for gender equality there are still some part in the world where women are punished and shunned away from the society during their menstrual cycle.
Female Genital Mutilation — a problem society chooses to ignore
Female Genital Mutilation is a common issue in certain parts of the world, but often unknown in others. Despite existing in a small part of society that acknowledges it’s existence and tries to put an end to it, there’s still a lot of people that don’t know what this is, since hearing about the topic is extremely rare.
Goddess Kali and your cycle
This is the real deal here, people; this is no B.S. talk! My life/women's lives are all revolved around her cycle, literally. Dear Men, If you think this article doesn't relate to you, if you live with a woman, have a daughter, or interact with a woman on this planet, ever, this article will enlighten you. If anything, it will give you an idea of why your woman is acting like a crazy person because we are not in our right mind with that dip in hormones! Most women won't share what is going on inside their minds or bodies; we are conditioned to be tough and get through it; it's not that bad; I think that started with a man! Indeed no woman ever said, "I feel like my uterus is going to fall on the floor, I want to rip one of your arms off and beat you with it, I want to eat the entire Lays and Hershey's factory at the same time, all while crying. I love being completely disgusted with myself as a human, said no one EVER".
Dreams Vs Reality
For me being a skinny model was never in the cards. I came from a big family that has always been heavy or "big boned" as some would say. My father was 6'1 450lbs and my mother was 5'2 and just a bit thick. As luck would have it I inherited my fathers genes. I grew big and fast. In one year when I was only 10 I went from 5'4 to 5'10. That doesn't seem like a lot but trust me at 10 it is. The rest of my years growing would be an uphill battle. Not only was I tall but I was thick. I didn't have a butt, however, I had what I later learned was referred to as baby bearing hips. Wide ones. By the time I was in high school I was 6'1 and around 200-215lbs. I was active in sports and played basketball and did weight lifting. You would think that a girl with my height and my athletic build would be pretty fit but when I did the whole BMI thing I found that by being just 1lb over my weight limit for my height I was considered morbidly obese. Those words cut through me like a hot knife through butter. Me? The girl who was always active and always playing sports, morbidly obese!? Wow!
Sexy mother.... shut your mouth
sexy mothers? Yeah.... I’ve seen a few Sexy pregnant women? Yeah.... I’ve seen a few of them, too. But do THEY feel sexy?
Listen to YOUR Body
I was always the runt of the family. Small frame and shy my entire life (until I hit 35). Unlike most of the women in my family, my cycle, yes that "blessing" or dreaded curse for some started for me at age 9. Yes, 9 years old. Lucky me. Thankfully, I had an older cousin living with us at the time that gave me some information on it because at that time we didn't discuss things like that. Can you imagine being 9 and this happening to you? I thought I was DYING!
Mensuration and My Body Love
Excruciating mensuration pains kept me in bed all day Saturday. Sweating, crying and deep guttural moaning. It feels good to bleed 🩸 but the pain is immense. I love being connected with my body and allowing it the natural courses it needs to take, especially when it forces me to be present with my pain, looking it in the eye and feeling every inch of visceral shedding. When I can I avoid pain killers so I can support every part of myself, especially with pain. Pain is important, its designed in our bodies for a a reason. Living in a society that runs from pain is toxic and unnatural, numbing us to the sensations of life. Without pain what do we have to compare it to when we want joy? I am grateful to my body for supporting and holding me together (literally), for taking me places and for growing with me as I journey through life. For communicating to me the things I need, even when I don’t always listen.
What should women pay attention to during menstruation
Women are in a sub-healthy state during menstruation, so there are many things that need attention, and some things cannot be done. Women must pay attention to some details during menstruation, otherwise it will be very harmful to women. Especially some women feel that there is no need to pay special attention. It may be that you are still young. When you reach a certain age, some problems will arise over time. So what should women pay attention to during menstruation?