Womens Health

Pregnant woman examining by a doctor with a stethoscope

Struggle for midwives as demand booms

Some midwives are forced to turn away mums-to-be.

Women's Health

Female-only resort island to open in Finland

No boys allowed.

Women's Health

NZ Women's Hospital's 'Unfortunate Experiment' details revealed

Eight women with cancer died after they were refused treatment as part of a cruel study.

Chidera Eggerue

London Instagrammer leading movement for 'Saggy Boobs'

She's sick of unrealistic pictures of boobs in the media.

Close up of woman eating nachos/corn chips seen from side with white background

Doritos backtracks on 'lady-friendly', less crunchy chip plans

Rumours of a non-finger-lickable snack are "inaccurate", it says.

Cancer survivor Hannah Dhanaraj says the best approach isn't to minimise the struggle.

How to respond well to a friend's cancer diagnosis

Pro tip: Don't pretend you know what they're going through, unless you actually do.

Backshot of a girl sitting on the shore of an idylic beach

Kiwi women lacking vitamin D - study

It's affecting both bone health and growth, Otago University says.

When 20-year-old Emily Pankhurst began feeling unwell, she assumed it was just exam stress.

Student almost dies after leaving tampon in for nine days

She was rushed to intensive care with toxic shock syndrome and blood poisoning.

Mark Richardson gives his latest take on Jacinda Ardern's pregnancy.

Richardson breaks silence on Ardern's pregnancy

"Is there any real need for me to say anything?" he asked.

Former Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett revealed she has undergone gastric bypass surgery.

Paula Bennett gets gastric bypass

"Haters can hate," she said of critics who have delivered "cruel" jibes about her weight in the past.

The videos detailed how to safely and effectively perform an abortion using drug Mifepristone.

YouTube accused of censoring 'lifesaving' abortion information

It allegedly removed video channels with information about safe home-abortion methods.


'Baby brain' is real, but no excuse - study

Mothers-to-be who blame brain fades on the fact they're pregnant aren't making it up, new research has found.

The river Volta (pictured) is not included in the ban.

Ghana river god's weird ban

Girls may no longer cross the Ofin river, while menstruating - or on Tuesdays.

A pile of tampons

Social venture donates sanitary products to women in need

They're often overlooked, but a vital item for many homeless people.

Women's Health

Australian woman commits suicide due to surgical mesh

She was in unbearable pain and had to self-catheterise every two hours.

Elise Flitcroft was accused of using an ambulance like a taxi.

Baby dies after pregnant teen turned away from UK hospital

The woman was accused of wasting taxpayer money by calling an ambulance.

Women's Health

Surgical mesh restrictions introduced amid safety concerns

"There is cause for Medsafe to question the safety of certain devices."

A woman getting a mammogram.

Year's worth of herceptin worth the cost, study suggests

It vindicates the decision for patients to receive 12 months of the drug, the Breast Cancer Foundation says.

Video - The Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter discusses her new role. Image - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at a pay equity rally in August.

What the new Government means for women

One promise includes closing the gender pay gap in the core public service within four years.

Women's Health

Australia opens first ever egg-freezing clinic

Some companies may offer egg freezing as a perk to keep working.