iWoman: Our Bodies, Our Choice, Our Responsibility

Hello Sweeties!

When asked if I am on the pill, my usual answer is no. Not because am against it per se but because I have no real cause to use it.  I was raised by a baby boomer parents who think wearing uber short skirts or (gasp!) shorts will make a girl seem “easy or malamdi” ; I went to a Catholic high school that thinks talking about my menstrual cycle must be done in closed doors and not in front of the males in my class.   I must confess that I never went to an Obstetrician- Gynecologist except when I was pregnant with  my first child!

Contraception is not a subject that comes up often, in fact it was the condom that was the contraception of choice for a lot of us since it is said it does not just prevent pregnancy (most of the time) but it also prevents sexually transmitted diseases.  But there is another option.

The Pill

The Pill

Women are constantly shamed for popping the pill.  A lot of contraception-shaming stems from our conservative culture that contraception will “encourage” women to promiscuous, instead if empowering her to take care of her own body.  Silly isn’t it that we have had 2 female Presidents and still women are thought of as “sluts” when they decide to take control of their own bodies.

Sex – Taboo subject Matter

I regret that I never got around to trying the pill as I when I was much younger. Perhaps because at the time women were not given the right knowledge about the pill.  Every women must have access to information related to issues about our health, not only about our reproductive system but also about her body.

Although the main function of the reproductive system is to conceive and have children, a woman`s reproductive system is what makes her a woman.

Many hormones, especially those affecting the growth and behavior, are present in both men and women. Why is it that women are often portrayed as being under the influence of the hormones, as being under the “tide” or “storms”. Hormones are key to the reproduction¥be health in all aspects of a woman`s sexual life. Taking oral contraceptives help regulate menstruation, fertility, menopause as well as provide clear skin.

I attended a forum sponsored by iWoman, it was very enlightening.

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Event: Breast Day Ever 2015 Let us be Inspired, Informed and Involved

Breast Day Ever 2015

As a woman of a certain age, it is best for us to take care of our health not just our vanity. This is one reason why I decided to attend the Breast Day Ever 2015 held at SM Megamall Bridgeway.

What do we really know about breast cancer? Aside from the fact that it is not contagious, but it is a hereditary disease.

Did you know that….

80% of breast lumps in women are cysts non-cancerous or caused by hormones.

70% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no identifiable risk factors, meaning everyone is at risk and maybe susceptible to the disease.

Gender does not matter, even males can have breast cancer!

Have I piqued your curiosity? Read on to learn more.

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