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Remarkable Women Who Changed The World

Here’s a riddle for you: A father and a son have a car accident. They are taken to the hospital to be checked for injuries. The surgeon comes, looks at the son and says “I can’t operate this boy, he is my son.” How can this be? More than a half of the people who hear this riddle come up with answers as “the son is adopted”, but rarely do they remember that the surgeon might actually be a woman who is his mother. This is a great example of the hidden gender bias that many of us carry, without even being aware of it. And while throughout history the media portrayed and the world saw men as those who did...

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Endometriosis: Signs and Treatment

Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus (endometrium) starts growing outside of the uterus, commonly around the ovaries, pelvis and fallopian tubes. When this tissue starts to break down and leave the body during menstruation, the endometrium that grows outside of the uterus can’t leave the body. The endometrium tissue that grows outside the uterus acts in the same way like the one that grows inside the uterus - due to the hormonal changes during menstruation it grows, it swells, but since it is unable to break down it creates inflammation, cysts, causes pelvic pain and even infertility. It is a very painful medical disorder, and the pain can begin a few days before the...

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Conquering Life with PCOS: You've Got This!

In our previous article we spoke about what PCOS is, how it affects women, the diagnosis and the treatment of PCOS. However, a big part of the whole treatment process of PCOS is a lifestyle change in order to relieve the symptoms it causes. Here’s a few things you can do: Healthy diet Yes, yes, you’ve heard it before. Everything that’s good for your health is preached constantly (just like menstrual cups are!) But, good nutrition is half of your health. A good diet is very important if you’re dealing with PCOS. So this might be obvious, but foods high in carbs, processed foods, fast food, and everything that nutritionists call “empty” calories should be off the list or brought...

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) - The Facts

Each year, one in ten women globally will be diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS. This means that if you know ten women, then at least one of your female friends, family members, coworkers - or maybe even you! - are experiencing the symptoms of PCOS as we speak. But what is PCOS exactly, what causes it, how to recognize the symptoms? To put it simply, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition. This means that it will interrupt the optimal or expected hormone levels in your body. In the case of PCOS, the androgens, the male hormones in a woman, are above the average level. Science still hasn’t determined if genes or the environment during the development...

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Things You Didn't Know About Your Period

Something old, something new, something red, and most definitely not blue like the commercials are representing it (seriously, what’s up with that?!). Here’s some cool facts about your period that you mostly likely don't know: Your voice changes when you’re on your period. There is a theory that says that because of the increased production of estrogen and progesterone during your period, your voice changes. Singing Whitney Houston under the shower might work this time after all? That bloody orgasm eases the cramps. Cramps are pain, pain is reduced when happy hormones kick in and save the day, and they can be produced during an orgasm. The uterine contractions that an orgasm causes also help those cramps shush. We use over...

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