Who knows ‘best’ when it comes to breast?

Bakita Kasadha, Dr Shema Tariq, Dr Farai Nyatsanza, Dr Nell Freeman-Romilly, Angelina Namiba and Tanvi Rai PhD Author names and affiliations: Bakita Kasadha (University of Oxford), Dr Shema Tariq (UCL), Dr Farai Nyatsanza (Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust), Dr Nell Freeman-Romilly (Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), Angelina Namiba (4M Network), Tanvi Rai (University ofContinue reading “Who knows ‘best’ when it comes to breast?”

Endometriosis, period health, and valuing women’s experience

Dr Andrea Ford Andrea Ford is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society at the University of Edinburgh Medical School. She received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2017. Her research is at the intersection of reproductive and environmental health and justice — building out from herContinue reading “Endometriosis, period health, and valuing women’s experience”

Claudia and Me: an endo story

Laura Ruane A cheap bottle of supermarket wine smashed everywhere, and I almost cried. I had misjudged the packing area at the supermarket self-service checkout. That wine, and accompanying chocolate, was a last-ditch attempt to feel better after days of exhaustion and pain caused by my endometriosis. Endometriosis is like internal bleeding. Every month, cellsContinue reading “Claudia and Me: an endo story”

Why the UK needs a new National Milk

Jessica Cohen-Murray Jessica Cohen-Murray has a degree in Geography and Russian from the University of Nottingham, including a happy year spent living in Donetsk, Ukraine. She has always maintained a keen lay interest in pregnancy, childbirth and infant feeding; the birth of her first child led her to become more involved in the practicalities ofContinue reading “Why the UK needs a new National Milk”

Sharing the burden of miscarriage knowledge

Aimee Middlemiss and Susie Kilshaw Dr Susie Kilshaw is Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, University College London. Dr Aimee Middlemiss is a Research Officer at the London School of Economics who recently completed her PhD at the University of Exeter. Pregnancy loss before viability is an experience faced by manyContinue reading “Sharing the burden of miscarriage knowledge”

Integrating alcohol harm reduction with family planning: A woman-centred alternative to the ‘abstinence-only’ approach for women trying to conceive

While there is no evidence to suggest that women need to avoid alcohol altogether in order to get pregnant or have a healthy pregnancy, expert bodies in the UK recommend total abstinence from alcohol for women who are trying to conceive and women who are already pregnant …