Every year in New Zealand, the home of Hello, 1000 people are diagnosed with one of the five gynaecological cancers. As a result one person dies every 24 hours.
Despite these horrifying stats, awareness around the five gynaecological cancers is startlingly low. That’s
why we've has teamed up with our friends at gynaecological cancer charity, Talk Peach.
We’re launching a Limited-Edition Hello Peach Cup to highlight the campaign. The cup is available in three sizes, XS, SM and L. Ten percent of profits from the Hello Talk Peach Cup will go directly to support the amazing work Talk Peach do.
It’s time to change the status quo. To TALK. EDUCATE. and SAVE LIVES.
Scroll down to read more about the types of gynaecological cancers and the symptoms.
Gynaecological cancers are cancers that start in areas of the reproductive system, including: the ovaries, uterus, cervix, vulva and vagina.
The reproductive organs are made of tiny 'building blocks' called cells.
Gynaecological cancers begin when these cells grow abnormally.
A cervical smear tests only for changes to cells in the cervix, it does NOT screen for the other 4 gynaecological cancers.
There are no screening tools for 4 out of the 5 gynaecological cancers, have you heard of them?
Each of the 5 gynaecological cancers have their own individual signs, symptoms and risk factors.
More information on these can be found on the ‘Talk Peach’ educational website Talk Peach Website.
Below are a list of some common signs across the 5.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR...
• Abnormal bleeding: bleeding after sex/bleeding between periods/post-menopausal bleeding
• Abdominal pain or discomfort
• Changes in vaginal discharge
• Back pain
• Pain during sex
• Changes in bowel habits: diarrhoea/constipation
• Changes in eating habits: Feeling full quickly
• Urgency/frequency to pee
• Changes to the appearance of skin on the vagina/vulva
• Itchy skin on the vulva and/or opening to the vagina
• Difficulty peeing
• Persistent bloating
Having these symptoms does not mean you have cancer, but it is super important to get any changes checked by your doctor especially if they have persisted for 2 weeks or more and aren't the norm for you.
• Make a list of what you are feeling, any changes, how often it/they happen and how long things have been going on.
• Think about your family history of cancer and let your doctor know
• Go back to your doctor if you don't feel better, even if tests show you don't have a problem - you are within your rights to ask for a second opinion.
• Take a family member or friend with you to the appointment for extra support.
Please check out Talk Peach for more information on the individual cancers, their signs, symptoms and risk factors and pass this new learning on to your loved ones. You too can foster much needed change.
• Share your selfie on Instagram, high-fiving the camera, and calling out one of the five gynaecological cancers: Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, Vaginal, and Vulval.
• Tag @talk_peach and @thehellocup and use one of our cute Hello Peach stickers (found in the Giphy library).
• Use our hashtag #TALKEDUCATESAVELIVES
• Let people know about our new Hello Peach Cup.
• Let's band together, and show the gynaecological cancers who's boss!
• DONATE directly to Talk Peach 🍑
Thank you for purchasing a Talk Peach Hello Cup, together we are making change and saving lives.
TALK. EDUCATE. SAVE LIVES.
Hello Cup and Talk Peach
Vaginal cup, period cup, menstrual cup... Whatever you call it, The Hello Cup is a great choice.
It’s worth remembering that we don’t recommend buying your cup based on your flow alone. Instead, sizing is based on fitness and age.
Our XS is our smallest, softest cup. It’s the perfect choice for teenagers, petite users or those who prefer a ‘mini’ tampon.
Our S/M is our ‘one size fits most’ menstrual cup. We recommend it for users under 35 – regardless of whether they have had children or not.
Our L (L for ‘Lovely’) is best for those over 35 who feel it’s a bit more roomy up there.
It’s worth noting that we find physically fit people are often best suited to the S/M regardless of age. If you’re uncertain, Hello Double Boxes are a great option to help you find which size works best for you. Many people find they can wear two sizes.
Check out our full size guide and quiz here.
Diameter – Regular Hello Cups
The diameter of the XS is 38mm and the overall length including the toggle is 57mm. It holds 17.5ml (to the holes).
The diameter of the S/M is 41mm and the overall length, including the toggle, is 59mm. It holds 21mls (to the holes).
The diameter of the L is 45mm and the overall length, including the toggle, is 64mm. It holds 28ml (to the holes).
Diameter – Low Cervix Hello Cups
The diameter of the S/M is 41mm and the overall length (no toggle) is 43mm. It holds 21mls (to the holes).
The diameter of the L is 45mm and the overall length (no toggle) is 49mm. It holds 28ml (to the holes).
Drop us a line if you have any questions about sizing – firstname.lastname@example.org.