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2 April 2019 117 Views 2 comments
NICE Says the Vaginal Mesh Ban Can Be Lifted with Changes

NICE Says the Vaginal Mesh Ban Can Be Lifted with Changes

In July 2018, the use of mesh in surgeries to treat incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse was immediately stopped. After being fitted to thousands of women across the UK, cases of extreme pain and even loss of mobility started to come to light.

Now, almost 9 months on, the ban may be lifted.

25 March 2019 91 Views 2 comments
The Comprehensive Mother's Day Gift Guide

The Comprehensive Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day – a 24-hour period where all mums deserve to be spoiled rotten. They definitely deserve it. But, heads up: you’ve only got one week left to grab your gifts.

Of course, this is when the panic ensues. What will she want? ‘Nothing’, she said, but you know that you can’t just settle with that. Want to get her something that she’ll really appreciate? Read this blog to discover more…

22 March 2019 348 Views 2 comments
The Relationship Between Gymnastics and the Pelvic Floor

The Relationship Between Gymnastics and the Pelvic Floor

With the 2019 Gymnastics World Cup quickly approaching, it won’t be long until we see some amazingly-talented athletes demonstrate their ability in a world-class performance. But, the physical demands of the sport also challenge the ability of the pelvic floor.

Your pelvic floor is vital in supporting your pelvic organs and for controlling your bladder and bowel. Yet 3 in 5 gymnasts suffer from urine leakage. Read this blog to discover the relationship between gymnastics and the pelvic floor…

7 March 2019 91 Views 2 comments
Where Are We with Surgical Mesh? The Saga Continues

Where Are We with Surgical Mesh? The Saga Continues

8 months after the use of surgical mesh was temporarily banned, those affected are still waiting for answers and solutions to their pain.

Kegel8 has rounded up the latest information on the mesh scandal. Read this blog to learn more.

4 March 2019 256 Views 2 comments
A Beginner’s Guide to Endometriosis

A Beginner’s Guide to Endometriosis

The spotlight on Endometriosis has been gradually increasing, with multiple celebrities speaking out about their experiences with the condition; including Julianne Hough, Whoopi Goldberg, and Lena Dunham. This month Kegel8 are joining the campaign to help raise awareness even further.

This March it’s Endometriosis Awareness Month; so, grab your sister, mother, aunt, niece, friends – it’s time to learn all about this condition that affects 1 in 10 women.

24 January 2019 129 Views
MESH UPDATE - January 2019 - Mesh Expert Failed to Declare Funding

MESH UPDATE - January 2019 - Mesh Expert Failed to Declare Funding

University Professor, Mohamed Abdel-fattah, admitted that he failed to declare £100,000 funding from mesh manufacturer.

Professor Abdel-fattah led the 2012 study that concluded that no patients suffered from thigh pain three years after mesh surgery.

After allegations of research misconduct, a correction to the study was published containing a link to the Professor's own declaration of interests. Thisincludes receiving money from various mesh manufacturers (including Ethicon and Coloplast) for being a consultant and trainer for mesh manufacturers.

18 December 2018 242 Views 2 comments
The Weird and Wonderful Things Women Do To Their Vaginas

The Weird and Wonderful Things Women Do To Their Vaginas

From injecting blood into your vaginal wall, to finding a wasp nest to be your vagina’s next victim, women try the most bizarre trends to improve or rejuvenate their vaginas. But just how revolutionary are these trends, and how can you improve your vagina with a smaller budget? Read the blog to find out more.

7 December 2018 145 Views 2 comments
Is Period Poverty Affecting Someone You Know?

Is Period Poverty Affecting Someone You Know?

When that time of the month rolls around, it can often feel tedious but it’s something we just put up with. Yet for millions of girls around the world, their monthly cycle marks a time of dread and worry.

40 million women and girls around the world are affected by period poverty. Period poverty occurs when women do not buy basic menstruation products because they are unable to afford them. This often causes a significant impact on women’s mental health, intimate relationships, and financial situation.

29 November 2018 133 Views 2 comments
Action Will be Taken to Deliver Improved Reproductive Health Services in 2019 - Public Health England

Action Will be Taken to Deliver Improved Reproductive Health Services in 2019 - Public Health England

Following the debate on menopause in the House of Commons last month, Kegel8 wrote letters to the MP’s involved, thanking them for compassion and enthusiasm to bring the menopause and its symptoms out of the tabooed shadows and into the spotlight. Kegel8 also highlighted some of the other issues women face during the menopause, such as incontinence, that were not highlighted during the debate.

Recently, we received a response on behalf of Nigel Adams MP.

28 November 2018 268 Views 2 comments
Have You Seen the Singing Vulvas?

Have You Seen the Singing Vulvas?

It's not everyday that you can watch a 3-minute spectacle entirely dedicated to the vulva, yet the day has come around.

Following the award-winning campaign, #Bloodnormal for Libresse/Bodyform, AMV BBDO have released a bold and creative film celebrating the female body, and most specifically, the vulva.

Watch the full video on Kegel8!