Fitness and reproductive health can be tricky to navigate, especially when you don’t know what resources are out there. Sometimes Google fails us and all that turns up is website after website with the same scientific jargon. That’s why we’ve curated our top 5 fave Aussie services you need to check out. Whether you’re looking for eco-friendly menstrual products or better accessibility to female medical care, we’ve got you covered.
We'd like to add, while many of these services are catered to women, they also serve the trans community and those outside the gender binary who still need access to period care, reproductive health services and more!
“Strong on your period but soft on the planet,” Moxie is a period care company that focuses on providing products that are not only better for the environment, but better for your body too! From menstrual cups to hot water bottles, Moxie has it all. Whether you want a monthly subscription box, or simply to peruse their individual items, there is something here for everyone.
What we love most about Moxie is their ethicality: all of Moxie’s pads, liners and tampons are made with organic cotton, free from pesticides, fragrances and chemical fertilisers found in regular cotton. Organic cotton is also grown using more sustainable methods and biodegrades at a rate of 6-12 months, a stark difference from the average 500-800 years that regular cotton takes to decompose. Just when you think it can’t get any better, Moxie ditched traditional plastic wraps, opting instead for compostable and recyclable packaging! In addition to the sustainability of their products, Moxie also ensures the fair treatment of their entire supply chain. They are one of the most ethical period-care companies on the market!
Have you ever struggled to access the healthcare you need, especially when it comes to reproductive health? Something as simple as renewing your birth control prescription sometimes feels like jumping through hoops; that’s where Youly comes in.
“Stories about women missing the morning after pill because they’re too embarrassed to go, or sending a friend/relative/partner to go on their behalf are all too common, so we made this one of our key missions.”
This online service provides delivery of the contraceptive (birth control) pill, morning after pill, Herpes Simplex Virus treatment, thrush treatment, and more! Youly works with real doctors and pharmacists that assess you online and, if needed, prescribe the necessary treatment that is then delivered to your door. No trip needed!
3. Love Ya Guts
Exercise is half the journey when it comes to fitness; what you put into your body also counts! But for many people, poor gut health can make eating well extremely difficult. Whether it be IBS, reflux, PCOS, endometriosis or an autoimmune disease, there are many factors that can limit what our bodies are able to digest. Working with a personal nutritionist to combat such issues isn’t accessible to everyone, so Love Ya Guts is a great alternative. Like Moxie, this company offers individual products as well as subscription boxes with items designed to help improve your gut health. Unsure of what products will assist you? Love Ya Guts founder, Brooke Gould, is a nutritionist herself and has a handy gut health assessment tool you can use to find which products will work best for you! They also have a 30-day money-back guarantee, so if you are unhappy with your results, there’s no risk involved.
A platform created by people with endometriosis, for people with endometriosis, EndoZone is an information hub for Doctors and patients alike to learn more about all things endo. Unlike other sites out there that regurgitate the same facts and statistics, EndoZone provides the latest information based on the community’s wants and needs. For this reason, the online platform has amazing, unique tools such as:
By providing the most up-to-date research on endometriosis, EndoZone also acts as a space for Doctors to find accurate information and better assist their patients. Together, we can improve the experience of #endowarriors around the country!
If you’re seeking more than just pads and tampons for your period care, NisaaBox is your place to go! Founder Suhaila Mehio, a Lebanese-Australian, sources local products from around Australia and curates them into several gorgeous boxes for you to choose from. What we love about NisaaBox is that it covers all stages of life, from the ‘First Period Box,’ with educational books, to the ‘Postpartum box,’ with lactation tea and belly balm! It is also one of the more affordable period subscription services on the market, if you’re looking to save on cash. Support local businesses and transform your period care with NisaaBox!
Do you have a favourite Aussie health service we didn’t mention? Let us know: tage us on instagram @aleentabarre!
Written by Sascha Czuchwicki