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5 November 2018 136 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.

5 November 2018 229 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 277 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.

23 October 2018 95 Views
Kegel8 Spreads Menopause Positivity in Yorkshire

Kegel8 Spreads Menopause Positivity in Yorkshire

This World Menopause Day, Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, was invited to the BBC to talk about the importance of a positive menopause experience, and the power of the pelvic floor.

Stephanie spoke to BBC Radio Humberside host, Lucy Clark, about the taboo that surrounds the menopause, why we need to break it, and the role of the pelvic floor within the transition.

19 October 2018 82 Views
Kegel8 Calls To Remove Taboo Surrounding The Menopause

Kegel8 Calls To Remove Taboo Surrounding The Menopause

Taboos are being continuously broken down in today’s society. We have tackled mental health. We are tackling the #MeToo movement. But, one of the last-standing taboos that remain for women is the menopause.

On World Menopause Day (18th October), a Hull Daily Mail article featured Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, and her mission to remove the taboo surrounding the menopause.

19 October 2018 185 Views
What Is It Like To Go Through Premature Menopause?

What Is It Like To Go Through Premature Menopause?

When you hear the word ‘menopause’ it’s hard not to picture a middle-aged woman facing hot flushes and night sweats. But, what happens when you experience the menopause at a considerably younger age?

6% of women enter an early menopause, either naturally, surgically or as a result of cancer treatment.

An article published on World Menopause Day (18th October) by Glamour magazine follows the story of a young girl named Annabel May who found herself experience menopause at the tender age of 15.

19 October 2018 129 Views
Making Menopause Matter in the House of Commons

Making Menopause Matter in the House of Commons

World Menopause Day saw vast support nationwide across multiple media platforms, and this year the recognition even reached as far as the House of Commons.

Despite only 11 women and 4 men participating in the proceedings, the debate was still able to raise some powerful and inspiring messages surrounding the menopause.

19 October 2018 87 Views
BBC's Woman's Hour are Keeping Menopause Talk Positive

BBC's Woman's Hour are Keeping Menopause Talk Positive

With female life expectancy in the UK rising to an average of 83, most women will be post-menopausal for one third of their lives. It is very important for women to be able to navigate their way through that time of their lives and make their experience of menopause a positive one.

Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour host, Tina Daheley, spoke to Jo McEwan, co-founder of Hot Flush, about the menopause and keeping it positive on World Menopause Day (18th October).

17 October 2018 133 Views
MESH LATEST Update - UK Regulators Approved Vaginal Mesh Usage Before Safety Trials

MESH LATEST Update - UK Regulators Approved Vaginal Mesh Usage Before Safety Trials

During the past two decades, thousands of women have turned to vaginal mesh implants in the hopes of treating pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. The promise of a pelvic floor miracle drew many women in, yet none of them ever expected the agony that they were to be left in.

The usage of vaginal mesh in pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence surgery has caused chronic pain for thousands of women, so why was it ever approved as a safe method of treatment?

15 October 2018 515 Views
Keeping Your Pelvic Floor Strong Throughout Menopause

Keeping Your Pelvic Floor Strong Throughout Menopause

As we age, it seems that everything progressively goes downhill. Your skin, your libido, your pelvic floor. This is the fault of the dreaded, unavoidable phenomenon that is menopause. Does it instil you with fear? Well, what if we told you that Kegel8 could help this World Menopause Day?

Set up by the British Menopause Society, World Menopause Day aims to highlight the impact of menopause on every aspect of women’s lives in the UK.