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Let's Talk Periods

Welcome to our 'Let's Talk Periods' webinar series on common gynaecological health conditions that affect millions of women and girls.

In these open discussions with leading experts and women with lived experiences, our webinars provide accurate and evidence-based information on conditions, such as endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. It is estimated that one in three women will have a gynaecological health condition at some point.


Endometriosis affects approximately 1.5 million women in the UK and occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

Leading endometriosis and pelvic pain expert Professor Andrew Horne speaks to our Chair Professor Dame Lesley Regan and Suzanne McKee, who has struggled with endometriosis for more than two thirds of her life, about this health condition.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome affects about 1 in 10 women in the UK, with common symptoms including excessive hair growth, irregular periods, weight gain and hair loss.

Our Chair Professor Dame Lesley Regan is joined by Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine, Miss Lisa Webber, and journalist Amerley Ollennu, to discuss symptoms, treatment and more.

Fibroids & Adenomyosis

Fibroids and adenomyosis are two common women’s health conditions that can cause heavy and irregular periods.

Kat Francois, who has lived with these conditions, and Dr Varsha Jain, a Wellbeing of Women Researcher Training Fellow, discuss why these remain hard to diagnose and what can be done to improve symptoms.

For more information, please visit our dedicated health pages on endometriosis, PCOS, fibroids and adenomyosis.

Other useful resources:

Everything you need to know about fibroids and adenomyosis by our researcher and gynaecologist Dr Varsha Jain

Truth-busting: Myths about PCOS by Consultant Gynaecologist Miss Lisa Webber

A webinar on heavy menstrual bleeding webinar with Professor Dame Lesley Regan, Dr Sujata Gupta and Dr Varsha Jain