Over 70% of Jamaican women are affected by Female Reproductive Health issues like Fibroids, Endometriosis, PCOS, and Painful Periods. This fact is a part of why Shelly-Ann Weeks, Author, Activist, and HerFlow Executive Director created the Healthy Pelvis Conference. The inaugural event was held at the Jamaica Pegasus on Saturday, October 27, 2018 to a room full of mostly women. Gynecologist Dr Michael Abrahams was the first … Continue reading Healthy Pelvis Conference a Success!
It’s My Body. Period. tells the story of Shelly-Ann and her journey as she experiences menstruation for the first time. The story is told in her voice so the reader really get an opportunity to hear her thoughts and experience this very challenging rite of passage through her eyes. This is a unique vantage point because it reveals certain very person feelings that are usually … Continue reading Shelly Pens New Book – It’s My Body. Period.
The inaugural Healthy Pelvis Conference is a one day exploration of female reproductive health. The objective of the conference is to provide comprehensive information about popular reproductive issues that affect thousands of Jamaican women – unhealthy periods, fibroids, endometriosis, infertility and PCOS. The event will feature symposiums, panel discussion, workshops and one on one consultations with medical professionals. Confirmed speakers at Health Pelvis Conference include: … Continue reading Her Flow Presents Healthy Pelvis Conference
Written by: Shelly-Ann “Dr Sexy-Ann” Weeks Let’s talk about PERIODs. As a child, the first time I heard about PERIOD was when my older sister, Trudy, got sick and there was a flurry of whispers and activity around the house. Of course, at 7, I didn’t understand what was happening and was quickly rushed out of the room. By the time I had my first … Continue reading Her Flow Tackles Period Poverty In Jamaica
Written by: Shelly-Ann “Dr Sexy-Ann” Weeks The average young woman has her first period between 10 and 15 years old. While there’s no exact age, most start menstruating at age 12. This experience is very daunting for these young girls because, in addition to the actual menstruation, she can feel much discomfort, including pain, vomiting and excessive bleeding. At this stage in her life, she … Continue reading Addressing Period Poverty in Jamaica
Written by Shelly-Ann “Dr Sexy-Ann” Weeks We hear the statistics of relationships that continue to end and the debate continues about whether or not it’s possible of a relationship to really last. When we see a new couple, it’s very exciting to see how much they enjoy each other, the glances and the kisses – it can make a single onlooker feel very jealous. However, … Continue reading Are you Sabotaging Your Love Life?