• Using the Mirena Coil as HRT

    Using the Mirena Coil as HRT

    The MirenaTM coil – an intrauterine system (IUS) – is familiar to many women as a long-term contraceptive. However, it can also be beneficial to some perimenopausal women, for use as the progesterone component of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Progesterone must be taken by women who have a uterus if they are using estrogen HRT, because the build-up of […]

  • Is Your Company Guilty of Wellbeing Washing? Here’s How to Fix It

    Is Your Company Guilty of Wellbeing Washing? Here’s How to Fix It

    It’s 2023, and every notable organization is aware of the importance of the good mental health of its employees. However, when it comes to mental health, many employers merely talk the talk and do not walk the walk. Indeed, workplace mental health support is often performative, which is why the term wellbeing washing was coined. […]

  • PMDD and Progesterone

    PMDD and Progesterone

    Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affecting 5 to 8 percent of menstruating women. Whilst PMS can be challenging enough, sufferers of PMDD endure debilitating physical, mental, and emotional symptoms in the days leading up to their period, which end within a few days after menstruation commences. Whilst the condition is not fully understood, […]

  • Help Your Child To Be a Trans Ally

    Help Your Child To Be a Trans Ally

    Since 1970, June has been globally celebrated as Pride Month. It is a time dedicated to remembering the LGBTQIA+ community’s struggle for civil rights. It is also a time dedicated to celebrating its culture, history, and positive impact.  Pride Month is celebrated not only by the LGBTQIA+ community but also by people outside it. The […]

  • What is Micronised Progesterone?

    What is Micronised Progesterone?

    Progesterone treatment is given as part of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women with a uterus. This is because the oestrogen component of HRT causes the womb lining (endometrium) to thicken, and progesterone causes it to shed. Without progesterone, the thickened endometrium would result in an increased cancer risk.  Micronised progesterone is body identical Current […]

  • Unexpected Effects of HRT

    Unexpected Effects of HRT

    It’s no exaggeration to say that many women starting hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are praying for a miracle. Something to relieve the insomnia, the mood swings, the fatigue, the night-sweats…the list is endless. And for many women, it clearly works. However, some of us get more than we bargained for, with cumulatively a whole range […]

  • (Man)opause: Giving Men Pause for You and Your Health

    (Man)opause: Giving Men Pause for You and Your Health

    Do the men in your life know or care to know about your menopause or menstruation? In a recent study, 20 men from different age demographics were asked about their knowledge and interest in those two topics. The study hypothesis was: males do not know much about menopause and menstruation, but they would be willing […]

  • Speak Your Teen’s Love Language

    Speak Your Teen’s Love Language

    Once a child becomes a teenager, they become distant from their parents and are harder to connect with. However, you can strengthen your relationship by speaking your teen’s love language. Let’s take a look. What are the five love languages? According to Healthline, “The five love languages are words of affirmation, quality time, physical touch, acts […]

  • Spousal Support: Factors That Affect Your Court-Ordered Payment

    Spousal Support: Factors That Affect Your Court-Ordered Payment

    When couples split up, a question often pondered by both husbands and wives is how can I continue to afford my lifestyle. That is especially true in families where one spouse has given up a career to take care of the children and run the household.  In California, when the court is asked to determine […]

  • What is Chemical Menopause?

    What is Chemical Menopause?

    You might be used to hearing about the kind of menopause which gradually comes with age, the one that women who are hitting their late forties and early fifties are automatically assumed of going through regardless of what their menopause status actually is. However, not all menopause is naturally occurring.  Chemical menopause refers to a […]

  • PMDD & Menopause

    PMDD & Menopause

    Throughout time and across the world, menstruation has been an inconvenience to most women. Cultural and economic barriers exist that can make it hard to access appropriate menstrual products and health care, and the majority of us deal with a degree of symptoms from cramps to cravings. But for a small percentage, our periods are […]

  • Bioidentical versus Body-Identical HRT

    Bioidentical versus Body-Identical HRT

    ‘Bioidentical hormones’ are manufactured hormones that have the same chemical and molecular structure as the ones produced in the human body. The term can refer to the FDA– and MHRA-regulated and approved HRT that is available in retail pharmacies, or the individually-tailored preparations available in compounding pharmacies or private clinics. Its origins, however, are as a marketing term for […]

  • 5 Pieces of Midlife Dating Advice

    5 Pieces of Midlife Dating Advice

    If there was one part of midlife that I had never planned, it was becoming single again at 43. I was not prepared for any part of that. Most of my friends were married and could offer no assistance, just requests that I tell them every little detail of my love life.   Next month will […]

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