Do I have thrush or an STI?

Do I have thrush or an STI? | The Lowdown

Sometimes it’s difficult to tell whether itchy symptoms down there are a sign of an STI or thrush. Here’s the lowdown on the differences between the two…

Contraception and cancer – what’s the risk?

Contraception and cancer | The Lowdown

Get the lowdown on different types of contraception and their risks for certain types of cancer. It’s something nobody likes to think about, but cancer can’t be ignored, and it’s important that we’re clued up about our individual risks.

The pill and boobs

The pill and boobs | The Lowdown

One of the most common side effects The Lowdown users report for all contraception methods are tender and/or enlarged breasts. Get the lowdown on what the evidence says about boobs their relationship to hormonal contraception

Why you should use lubricant

Why you should use lubricant | The Lowdown

For those who haven’t tried it, using lubricants can have a number of benefits – including less painful sex and tackling vaginal dryness. Get the lowdown on the top reasons to use lube…

What are the causes of thrush?

What are the causes of thrush? | The Lowdown

If you are suffering or have suffered from vaginal thrush and aren’t sure what’s causing it – we’ve got you. Get the lowdown on why your bits won’t stop itching, and what you can do about it…

Acne returning when coming off the pill

Woman with Acne looking up

Hormonal contraception can come with a multitude of benefits, including clearer skin. However, this won’t be a permanent fixture in most of our lives, and where acne is concerned, this presents a problem: what happens when you stop taking the pill?

Mary Hargreaves

Mary Hargreaves - The Lowdown

Mary Hargreaves is a writer and author with a passion for women’s reproductive health. She has a Masters in Clinical and Health Psychology, and has worked in scientific research across a range of disciplines. Specialities: Copywriting and editing Women’s health Fiction writing Qualifications: MS Clinical and Health Psychology BSc (Hons) Psychology Experience: Freelance Writer, The […]