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24 January 2019 38 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 153 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 84 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 80 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 165 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!

28 November 2018 104 Views 2 comments
Are the Government Planning to Give a Schizophrenia Treatment Drug to Menopausal Women?

Are the Government Planning to Give a Schizophrenia Treatment Drug to Menopausal Women?

A new drug is in the works that is reported to halve the number of hot flushes in menopausal women.

The drug, MLE4901, was previously developed as a treatment drug for schizophrenia, but now researchers at the Imperial College of London are using the drug in an attempt to combat menopausal symptoms, as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

It is likely to be several years before results from large-scale studies emerge to tell us the long-term efficacy of this new drug. However, in the meantime, you can learn how to have a happy, healthy and natural menopause with Kegel8.

26 November 2018 278 Views 2 comments
MESH Update - Were You Given an Unsafe Mesh Implant?

MESH Update - Were You Given an Unsafe Mesh Implant?

A number of medical devices, including mesh implants, heart pacemakers, artificial knees, and many more, were not adequately tested before been implanted into patients.

The news comes from an investigation between BBC Panorama, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and 58 other media organisations around the world.

The investigation found that medical device companies were allowed to ‘shop around’ various safety organisations until one of them approved their product.

12 November 2018 131 Views 2 comments
Protect Your Prostate This Movember

Protect Your Prostate This Movember

Despite there being over 47,000 cases each year in the UK, most men are still unaware of the risks of prostate cancer.

Over 92% of men don’t have a clue as to what the prostate gland does, 54% don’t know where it’s located, and 17% of men don’t even know they have one!

Well today we’re going back to school as Kegel8 teaches you all about your prostate; notepads at the ready…

5 November 2018 123 Views 2 comments
Prevention is Better Than Cure

Prevention is Better Than Cure

Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, is promoting one of Kegel8’s key messages in his green paper this year.

The paper, entitled ‘Prevention is better than cure’, details the vision for a “new 21st century focus on prevention”. It will call for a shift towards primary and community care services, with a precise focus on early support made available to people to prevent bad health from taking hold.

5 November 2018 211 Views 2 comments
Do You #KnowYourVulva?

Do You #KnowYourVulva?

If you were tasked with describing your vulva, could you? Would you be able to describe its appearance, its smell, or any specific details? If your answer is no, then it’s about time that you get to #KnowYourVulva!

From the 5th November until 11th November, Kegel8 are taking part in Vulva Cancer Awareness Week.