Category Archives: Other women’s health issues

Uterine Transplantation: Is it really happening?

The research into uterus transplantation (UTn) reached a cresendo during the past 12 months as three human attempts were performed worldwide. In August 2011, a team in Turkey (Professor O Ozkan) performed the second human UTn in history, on a 21 year old recipient … Continue reading

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Can tiredness be a reason rather than an excuse….

The world we live in is so pampered, so privileged and so very harsh.  When did it become acceptable to view tiredness as a failure, a sign of weakness that one should just rise above?  We all race around as … Continue reading

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Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) to be rolled out into the NHS

It  has been announced that HPV testing  is going to become available in the NHS cervical screening programme. Clearly not directly related to pregnancy, but this news is significant for all women. It helps differentiate  between minor abnormalities on smears … Continue reading

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Scared of childbirth, click here…..

Are we as a generation more afraid of childbirth than our mothers and grandmothers?  Other than the wild and woolly placenta casserole brigade – just about every woman of a child bearing age is worried, or even scared of giving … Continue reading

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When is a smear not a smear?

When I tell people that my speciality is smears –  there are are two distinct reactions.  Men squirm, look very uncomfortable and slightly sick, whereas women grimace but open their mental roladexes  and wonder when they last had one… Perhaps … Continue reading

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