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These are special times and you have to make sure you're ready.
Q: My partner and I have been trying to get pregnant but we're still very much concerned since there's still the COVID-19 pandemic. Siyempre, gusto namin siguraduhin na our baby will be healthy and we don'
'I don't think I will ever go back to using pads.'
Ever since I got my period, the only menstrual products I knew of (and actually tried) were sanitary napkins and tampons. For the longest time, I stuck with these products because 1) they're readily available in grocery stores and 2)
Including other emergency contraception methods you need to know about.
Even if our country has already implemented the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RH) law where women are given access to more birth control, Plan B (aka the "morning-after" pill) is still not available in the Philippines. So, what do you
How do you know if it's time to see a doctor?
As women, we have to deal with a lot when it comes to our bodies. Is my period regular? If I missed it, what does that mean? Do I have any lumps on my breasts? How often do I have to go
Everything you need to know about the causes, symptoms, and how to prevent it.
When I first got my period, the only menstrual product I ever used (and knew about) were sanitary napkins or pads. For the longest time, I turned to pads because they were accessible, affordable, and easy to use. When I got to
They're super informative!
TikTok is really a gold mine of videos. There, we learn more life hacks, easy recipes, and fun dance covers. We also discovered cool people like a Pinoy who does an amazingly good British accent, an Ariana Grande impersonator, and even a
How does it work exactly?
I never really actively sought out birth control. Meaning to say, yes, I use protection when the situation arises, but I've never had a consistent one in the long-run. I've considered getting on the pill, but I
An important read for anyone with PCOS.
Though extremely common among women, polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS can be difficult to diagnose for two reasons: 1) There isn't a single PCOS test a doctor can simply do to reach that conclusion and 2) It shares similar symptoms
And if you do, how can you deal with it?
Picture this: You wake up thinking it's going to be just like any other day. You feel fine, and if you got enough sleep, maybe even rejuvenated. You enjoy a cup of coffee and a delicious breakfast before you get
Here’s what you need to know.
Over the last couple of years, there's been increasing awareness of polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS, a common hormonal disorder. But even with people opening up about their experiences, it's still a condition that most doctors find difficult
A trainer and a doctor weigh in.
Polycystic ovary syndrome-PCOS-is one of the most common hormonal disorders for women. But did you know that you can improve symptoms by following a PCOS diet?According to research, five to 10 percent of women have PCOS, although one in
And other PCOS-related questions, answered.
Irregular menstruation, sudden often unexplainable weight gain, male pattern hair growth, acne breakouts are among the most common symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS. But even with these symptoms, trying to find answers to PCOS often leads to more questions-even
What are the *actual* benefits of exercise when it's that time of the month?
Let's just all agree: Everything feels like more of a struggle when you're on your period. Even every day tasks like cleaning, doing the dishes, and working out seem much harder to accomplish. All you want to do
You can get an STD from oral, vaginal, or anal sex.
Sexually transmitted diseases are caused by three things: bacteria, parasites, and viruses. And the most common way to contract an STD is through unprotected sexual contact or having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who's infected. In June 2019,
A proud day for Scotland!
Scotland is the first country in the world to provide free, universal access to period products after a four-year campaign. The bill, called The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act, was first introduced by Scottish Labour's health spokeswoman Monica Lennon,
Professionals explain!
You know those days that you wake up feeling ravenous, fantasizing about eating a whole jar of Nutella (okay, maybe several jars?)? You may have noticed they're often around the time that your period arrives-but is it "normal" to
From 1.73 percent earlier in the decade, growth rate dropped to 1.52 percent.
Population growth rate in the Philippines has decreased from 1.73 percent earlier in the decade, to 1.52 percent now.The Commission on Population and Development was happy to announce that the country's projected total population by July 2020
These benefits are exempted from income and withholding taxes.
Great news for expectant moms-the expanded maternity leave benefits were declared tax-free by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). In a memo posted last month, the BIR ruled that the salary differential under the Expanded Maternity Leave Law is a
And how do you put it on?
Condoms may be the most accessible barrier contraception, but they're not the only birth control option. One alternative worn by women to prevent pregnancy is the cervical cap. A cervical cap is a small, dome-shaped reusable cup made of silicone
It's part of the #DoItRight campaign.
Did you know that according to repeated opinion polls, 70 percent of Filipinos actually support family planning initiatives, which include, surprise surprise, the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RH) Law? A new campaign called "Do It Right!" headed by a coalition of