Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson East recently found out she was pregnant with her first child, and then miscarried just two days later.
When do you ovulate? Need to use a 50:50? Or phone a friend? Thought so. Although don’t bank on them knowing the answer, either. According to a study by Monash University, 87% of women have no idea when they are at their most fertile or can recognise the signs of ovulation. So, if you do, kudos to you – you’re in the minority.
Hear the word menopause and, chances are, you’re ready to click off. Why? Cos it’s a condition that only affects women of a ‘certain age’ (read 50+), right? Well, not exactly. According to premature menopause charity The Daisy Network, premature menopause (or premature ovarian insufficiency as it is becoming increasingly known) affects 110,000 women aged 12-40, in the UK. That’s around one in every 1,000 women in their 30s and one in every 10,000 in their 20s – not including those women for whom the condition goes undiagnosed.
Knockers. Breasts. Boobs. Whatever you call them, breast awareness is so important – according to Breast Cancer Care, someone in the UK is diagnosed with the disease every 10 minutes.
Do you have an itch that you just can’t scratch? In public, that is. We’re talking, of course, about the delightful phenomenon that is vaginal itchiness, which can be especially worse around menstruation.