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My Mirena Coil Experience

“You should never make a decision the day before your period.” ~ Miranda J. Barrett

I had a Mirena coil fitted in May last year.

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Mental Health

Is Your Womb Yours? Whose Womb is it Anyway?

#TalesFromDeepMotherhood

Guest Blogger

This is a genuine question I’m posing, really. My womb story began when I was 8. I flew out to Somalia in term time with my 7 siblings in Autumn of 1982 for two reasons: my 17 year old sister was going into a forced marriage, and I was having FGM. 839 more words

British Muslims

And the Catholic of the Year Award Goes to…

…not Melinda Gates!

Opinion: Want to Empower Women Worldwide? Give Them Access to Contraceptives

Melinda Gates shares why she advocates for over 225 million women around the globe who still lack access to modern contraceptives.

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Catholic

Period, where art thou?

I went on the pill at the age of 15. It was the year after I’d started my period and I was really struggling every month with stomach pains and 8 day bleeds. 1,331 more words

Food & Body

The stigma-fuelled, legally restricted community

“And in Senegal where sex, especially outside of marriage, is an enormous taboo, and where abortion is strictly illegal.”

Aminata’s story begins to enlighten us on the issues of social stigma, restrictive abortion laws and poor availability of services which operate on the community level to inhibit a woman’s ability to seek safe abortion.

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Why women need access to contraception - PART ONE

The benefits of contraception are far reaching and comprehensive. They have the potential to influence all of the Sustainable Development Goals. These goals, adopted by UN member states to achieve by 2030, aim to ‘end poverty, protect the planet, achieve good health and wellbeing and ensure prosperity for all’. 544 more words

Bill and Melinda Gates wrote a letter to Warren Buffett about the best deals in philanthropy

Bill and Melinda Gates addressed their traditional annual public letter this year to Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and longtime friend of the couple who in 2006 committed to  643 more words