The series covers topics such as endometriosis, menopause, incontinence and hair loss
Women’s Health: Breaking the Taboos is a new Channel 5 documentary hosted by Cherry Healey.
With testimonies and experiences from celebrities and everyday people, it hopes to shed light on these often-overlooked conditions.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Women’s Health: Breaking the Taboos.
When is the release date of Women’s Health: Breaking the Taboos?
Women’s Health: Breaking the Taboos starts tonight (9 August) at 7pm on Channel 5.
Who is hosting Women’s Health: Breaking the Taboos?
Women’s Health: Breaking the Taboos will be moderated by Cherry Healey.
Speaking of her role in creating the program, she said, “It’s a great honor to be able to help shed light on some of women’s deepest health issues.”
Adding, “It’s so important to me that we start to destigmatize women’s health issues as a society and this series, the first health show of its kind with a focus on women, will hopefully provide a good basis for starting important conversations.” ”
When will episodes air?
The first episode of Women’s Health: Breaking The Taboos airs tonight (9 August) at 7pm on Channel 5.
The next three episodes will air concurrently this week.
Here is the schedule for the episodes of Women’s Health: Breaking The Taboos:
- Tuesday 9 August: Episode One – Channel 5 at 7pm
- Wednesday 10 August: Episode Two – Channel 5 at 7pm
- Thursday 11 August: Episode Three – Channel 5 at 7pm
- Friday 12 August: Episode Four – Channel 5 at 7pm
What topics are covered?
Covering everything from endometriosis to vaginal dryness and incontinence, the series will shed light on often-undiscussed health issues.
Here is a list of topics covered during Women’s Health: Breaking The Taboos:
Tuesday, August 9 – Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease in which tissue similar, but not the same, as the endometrium, grows in areas throughout the body — including the ovaries, bladder, intestines, diaphragm, and even the lungs.
It causes debilitating pain with symptoms that include, but are not limited to: painful periods, painful bowel movements, painful urination, and painful sex.
The disease affects one in ten people and due to misinformation and a lack of awareness there is currently an 8.5 year delay in accessing a diagnosis in the UK.
Wednesday, August 10 – Menopause
An estimated 13 million people in the UK are either perimenopausal or menopausal.
This is when your period is late due to lower hormone levels.
Symptoms of menopause and perimenopause can include: anxiety, mood swings, brain fog, hot flashes, and irregular periods.
Thursday, August 11th – Underdiscussed effects of pregnancy
This episode follows two women trying to heal damage done to their bodies during pregnancy.
One of the conditions covered will be incontinence.
Friday 12 August – Hair Loss and Reynauds
The last episode deals with hair loss and Reynauds Syndrome.
Raynaud’s disease is a condition that affects your blood flow.
It can cause your fingers and toes to turn blue and cause pain.