Missed out on LBT Women’s Health Week? Here’s a rundown for you 💫

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A week full of events, networking and education all about LBT women’s health BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY RACHEL MANNS For the fourth year running, LBT Women’s Health Week returned to highlight the inequality faced by lesbian, bisexual and trans women in the UK when it comes to healthcare.  While it is well-known that there [….]

VIEWS: Why Bisexual Health Month is (so very) important to me

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APRIL KELLEY: “As a teenager, I presumed bisexuality was only ever a segue into lesbianism” WORDS BY APRIL KELLEY. PHOTOS RYAN DANIELL Every March for the last seven years, the wonderful, Stateside Bisexual Resource Center have been presenting #BiHealthMonth – the campaign I didn’t realise I needed in my life and, in light of the research, [….]

BEAT IT: It’s a myth that LGBTQI+ women are at a lower risk of ovarian cancer

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And Jane Hatfield is using her story to beat such myths and misconceptions this Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month BY OVACOME/JANE HATFIELD. LEAD IMAGE PHIL GAMMON, JANE HATFIELD PICTURED TOP LEFT. There are many myths around ovarian cancer, and one is that women-loving-women (or anyone with ovaries, for that matter) may be less at risk because [….]

MENTAL HEALTH: How well do you sleep? 💤

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“Sleep is the unsung hero for our mental health” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE How well do you sleep? And how does your sleep affect you day-to-day? Conversations like these are, thankfully, set to come to the fore in 2020 as the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 is announced as Sleep. Taking sleep as a [….]

What’s it like to be… Director of the world’s first vagina museum?

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Science communicator, comedian and presenter Florence Schechter reveals what it’s like being up to her eyeballs in vagina all day  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS. PHOTOGRAPHY ANGUS YOUNG 2019 Florence Schechter has many job titles. Science communicator, comedian, presenter, video producer… And when she’s not doing all of that? She’s busy building the newly-opened The Vagina Museum. [….]

Health inequalities continue to disadvantage older LGBTQI people, report finds

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“LGBT people aged 50+ have poorer self-rated health and are more likely to have other conditions that impact their wellbeing” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Older LGBTQI people continue to experience poorer health outcomes than their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts, a new report has found. The report, published today (Wednesday 8 May 2019) by the International Longevity [….]

Cervical screening campaign launched after screening rates fall to 20-year low

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Lesbian and bisexual women up to 10 times less likely to have had a cervical screening test than heterosexual women BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Public Health England has launched the Government’s first national cervical screening campaign, Cervical Screening Saves Lives, to tackle the decline in the numbers of people getting tested across the country. Working alongside The [….]