Dr Fran was our first hire at The Lowdown in 2020, and has been instrumental in building out our products, services and company culture. Here she shares her experiences of a recently qualified GP working in a FemTech startup. This was published in a recent Royal College of GPs newsletter.
Dr Fran is Clinical Director at The Lowdown and works as a GP in Sheffield with a special interest in complex medical patients and women’s health. Specialities: Sexual and reproductive health General practice Qualifications: MBBCh (Hons) BSc (Hons) DFSRH MRCGP MRCP Experience: FPA Ambassador, Family Planning Association UK Medical Director, The Lowdown Salaried GP Partner, Woodhouse […]
Dr Fran explains why it’s important to have a blood pressure reading before being prescribed the combined pill, patch or vaginal ring; where you can have your blood pressure taken, how often you need to have it done and what a healthy reading will look like.
Feeling your coil threads is a really important way to check in with your coil. Find out when and how to find your threads in this user’s guide.
Unintended pregnancy is extremely common. Here we share your options for when your contraception fails including everything you need to know about abortion.
Endometriosis is a condition close to The Lowdown’s heart. Our founder Alice suffered for years and out of her journey to find a suitable treatment, The Lowdown was born!
What is a cervical ectropion and why might it cause bleeding after sex and other annoying symptoms? Our Medical Director and in-house GP, Dr Fran shares her own experiences with it in medical school and what she wished she’d known back then.
As younger people start booking in for their COVID-19 vaccinations, we’ve noticed many of you have concerns about periods and fertility (…those things which affect young women a lot!). We’re also aware that many “theories” are being bandied around the internet and social media. Here are the facts to answer your burning questions.
If you are pregnant or think you might be, we can completely understand why you’ll have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. That’s why we’re sharing some helpful information from the professionals at NHS England, to help you be better informed about how it all works!