Womens Health

CFL Linebacker Reveals Battle With Depression, Past Abuse

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Living

"I really didn’t want anyone to know that I was weak because that’s what I thought it was, I was going to be perceived as weak if I explained this is what I was going through."

Try This Warm Winter Buddha Bowl Recipe

Abigail Keeso | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Living
Abigail Keeso

It is the perfect time of year to take advantage of local and seasonal root vegetables and this Warm Winter Buddha Bowl will help you do just that! We're roasting up cauliflower, carrots, parsnips, turnips and beets and serving it with sautéed kale, chickpeas and quinoa.

How One Drug Could Change Abortion Access In Canada

Sandeep Prasad | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada
Sandeep Prasad

People across Canada and globally choose to end pregnancies for many different reasons. What's important is that they have options to safely carry out the decision they have made. While there are still major barriers, in Canada at last, these options are expanding. Or they will, if outdated Health Canada policies don't threaten to limit accessibility to medicine this country sorely needs.

Aboriginal Women Say Hospital Lied, Coerced Into Sterilization

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Living

“Why are you guys doing this to women?”

Women's Health Mag To Drop Term 'Bikini Body' In 2016

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Style

The readers spoke, and the magazine listened.

5 Secrets From Women Who Never Get Sick

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 01.03.2016 | Canada Living

Steal their tips and avoid excess tissues.

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Be Ashamed To Use Lube

Simone Katerine | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Living
Simone Katerine

A few months ago, the internet lit up in a frenzy when UFC fighter Ronda Rousey attempted to give sex advice by suggesting, "You should never need lube in your life. If you need lube, then you're being lazy." Her comment is completely misguided and misinformed.

I Was The Fattest Person In The Room -- Until One Day, I Had Enough

BrazenWoman | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Living
BrazenWoman

As I continued to lose weight and get stronger, I no longer had a to-do list full of other people's priorities. I now had personal goals that were all about me. I was losing weight with purpose, so that I could run, jump, play and enjoy my life. Being active was becoming fun. I was in my fifties, and I was just now learning how to play.

Ovarian Cancer: 5 Things You Need To Know

Elisabeth Baugh | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Living
Elisabeth Baugh

With the highest mortality rate of all female cancers, ovarian cancer claims the lives of 1,750 Canadian women every year. In Canada, approximately 2,800 women are diagnosed annually. Yet there is no reliable screening test or vaccine for this disease.

Kegels For The Best Sex Ever

Carlen Costa | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

Te practice of Kegels actually increases your pelvic vascularity, which means more blood flow and more genital awareness, which is more pleasure for you!

Feeling Anxious? Try Playing A Video Game

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

What fascinates me as a clinician is the emergence of new, and dare I say, fun tools, to combat a traditionally difficult and solitary set of symptoms. While cognitive behavioural therapy and other forms of mental health interventions are important clinical considerations, so too is the potential role of games

What Breaking My Leg Taught Me About Life

BrazenWoman | Posted 10.26.2015 | Canada Living
BrazenWoman

I call myself an AAA personality. So, when I was delivered the ultimate sentence -- that I won't be able to walk or drive, INDEFINITELY -- I practically collapsed. I had no choice but to make the sudden shift from Type A to Type B status -- to stop, reflect and figure out how to survive being laid up.

A Breast Cancer Story: How Losing My Hair Changed Me Forever

BrazenWoman | Posted 10.24.2015 | Canada Living
BrazenWoman

Hair loss is such a personal thing, yet it's so public when it's yours. Many women hide it because it's a visible reminder of the pain they're in. We are fighting for our lives, so why should something so superficial mean so much? Because our hair makes us feel like ourselves -- strong and pretty and whole -- and when we lose it, we feel weak and vulnerable.

3 Things Young Women Can Do About Breast Cancer Right Now

MJ DeCoteau | Posted 10.03.2015 | Canada Living
MJ DeCoteau

What do you need to be aware of during breast cancer awareness month (and all year round)? With all the media coverage in October on our cause, young women may feel freaked out, panicking that breast cancer is going to strike at any second. We want young women to keep calm and focus on three easy things you can do to stay on top of your breast health.

An Authentic Role Model for Motherhood

Katie Zeppieri | Posted 08.28.2015 | Canada Parents
Katie Zeppieri

To all new and expecting mothers Tara encourages you to: "Get connected. Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to carry a mother so don't be afraid to reach out to someone walking the same journey. We can walk together because our children need us to be the best mothers that we can possibly be."

All You Need to Know About Your Vulva and Vagina

Her Magazine | Posted 08.25.2015 | Canada Living
Her Magazine

We all grew up absorbing messages through jokes, comments and "feminine hygiene" ads that suggest women's vulvas (the outer genitals) and vaginas (the inner parts) are dirty, smelly, ugly and taste bad -- usually with a reference to salty fish. It is high time that we debunk some of those myths to help us all -- those of us of all genders -- to better understand and celebrate the healthy truth about our intimate body parts!

How to Motivate Yourself When You Don't Feel Like Moving

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Some movement is always better than no movement. Make yourself start moving, break the workout down so that it feels manageable. Do something, even for just 10 minutes. Your future self will be happier if you move!

A Hysterectomy Is Not the Only Option for Treating Fibroids

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 07.18.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Some women need a hysterectomy because they have been diagnosed with uterine cancer. But, in the majority of cases, the operation is performed to treat other conditions such as fibroids.

Birth Control Does Not Advance Women's Rights

Andrea Mrozek | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Living
Andrea Mrozek

Most calls for the Pill to be made more broadly accessible--ideally free and without a prescription--all share the same subtext. Denying access to the Pill isn't merely denying health care, it's denying women's rights. Yet this is not about the right to get the Pill but rather, the right to not get pregnant.

No Province Should Deny Women Abortions

Sandeep Prasad | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Living
Sandeep Prasad

In the recent P.E.I. case, the woman, who had been advised to seek ER medical attention by the province's emergency information telephone service and who had begun to experience cramps and bleeding while waiting, was told by the ER physician to go out-of-province, to Halifax, if she wanted to receive the necessary post-abortion care -- Halifax is over 300 km away, with a round-trip bus ticket costing over $100.00. Restricted access to abortion, compounded with physicians who do not fulfill their professional duty to provide patients with timely and effective referrals or necessary service in emergency cases, creates life-threatening situations that could otherwise be avoided

Women's Health Is the Key to Economic Prosperity in the Philippines

Development Unplugged | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

Millions of women in the Philippines could become the economic market that Canada wants and live freer, more prosperous lives if they were given access to healthcare with the autonomy to decide how many children to have, when to have them, and how to have them safely.

Answers To 5 Embarassing Gyno Questions

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Living

Even when you're healthy, going to the gynecologist can be a pretty awkward experience, making those moments when you have questions feel even more mo...

Mental Health Awareness Week Helps Us Talk About the Tough Stuff

Lynn Posluns | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Living
Lynn Posluns

"I'm fine" seems to be the phrase of choice when someone asks how we're doing. We rarely take a moment to check in with ourselves and see if we are truly "fine." With Mental Health Week upon us in Canada, now is the perfect time to talk about all of the things we don't normally discuss. This week is a time to not only raise awareness about mental illness, but to also consider ways to improve our mental health.

Women's Brain Health Needs to Be a Priority, Too

Lynn Posluns | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Living
Lynn Posluns

When I first launched the Women's Brain Health Initiative a few years ago, my primary goal was to create awareness about women's brain aging disorders. It was shocking to me that women suffer from depression, stroke and dementia twice as much as men as they age, but brain health research was male-focused.

4 Ways to Freshen up Your Sex Life This Spring

Carlen Costa | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

Just as our homes need some freshening, so do our sex lives. This time of year serves as a reminder to pause, and take a look at how you can positively contribute to not only the life around you, but to nurture the energy of the life within you.