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18 December 2018 9 Views No 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 34 Views No 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 49 Views No 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 60 Views No 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.

28 November 2018 86 Views No 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!

26 November 2018 49 Views No 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 103 Views No 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 225 Views No comments
Take Control of Your Bladder Health

Take Control of Your Bladder Health

Most of the time, we do not pay attention to our bladder. It is only when we get that little notification in our brains that we remember it’s there, it’s full, and it needs to be taken care of.

Other than that brief moment several times a day, our bladder health is often pushed to the back of our minds. However, when the health of your bladder starts to deteriorate, you may become much more aware that it's there.

This November, Kegel8 are raising awareness of the importance of bladder health during this year’s Bladder Health Month.

5 November 2018 136 Views No 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.

5 November 2018 69 Views No 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.