Back on the broom
HEX returns with fanged familiars, urinary utopia, and what women REALLY want
After the general dumpster fire that was 2021, we took some time off to relax. But we’re venturing out this cold and dreich February to bring you all the latest on women’s health and general witchery.
This week we’re bringing you more of the content you’ve come to know and love with some blood, urine, and healthcare fails. Come on in, we’ll get the cauldron on.
We’d also like to welcome the newest member of the coven and all-round mischievous familiar, Fang.
Results of the UK Women’s Health Survey
What do women want? For doctors to listen to them
Regular readers may remember us urging you to complete a UK government survey about women’s experiences of healthcare. Now, the results are in and the overriding theme is clear: women not being listened to.
More than 4 in 5 respondents said there had been times when they were not listened to by healthcare professionals – including having symptoms dismissed, referrals denied, and treatment preferences ignored.
The results are now being used to create a Women’s Health Strategy for the UK.
Our infographic shows some key findings.
Keeping abreast of the latest news, views, and research
Forget Wordle… what 3-letter word strikes fear into the hearts of many women? The dreaded UTI, that’s what. Along with micturition misery, 40% of young women with UTIs report being ignored or belittled by doctors. Find out more about the research and handy info to reach urine utopia.
Too busy to get busy
Having a few more ‘headaches’ than usual? Thinking forlornly about your dormant libido? Wondering how many cobwebs are down there? You’re not alone - research suggests that people are having less sex because modern life is just too busy…
More things dusting away our cobwebs this week:
Something to make Wordle say ‘f*cking copycats’ - HELLO SWEARDLE, YOU BASTARD | Luisa Madrigal and a new dawn of Disney ‘princesses’... | Blood Moon POETRY for Rape Crisis England & Wales | More than Andy Murray’s mum | Is Vogue’s representation of dark-skinned models as revolutionary as they think it is?
The HEX Science team
🧬Jean Splicer | ☢ Marie Fury | 🧠 Rorschach Tess | 🔬 Rosalind Frankly