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'I'm Tired Of Being Taxed For Being A Woman'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

Activists rallied Monday at the California state capitol building in Sacramento to push for a bill ending the state tax on tampons and other menstrual...

Free Tampons Likely Coming To All NYC Schools, Shelters and Jails

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact

Free tampons are a small measure that could make a huge difference for young women who can’t afford the high cost of having a period each month. If ...

Periods Cost A Lot, So NYC Schools Are Giving Low-Income Girls Free Tampons

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.16.2016 | Impact

Girls who come from low-income families say they're sometimes reluctant to ask their parents to buy tampons or pads. So New York City schools are doin...

What Happened When Women Put Period-Proof Underwear To The Test

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women

When BuzzFeed asked a group of women to try period-proof underwear, many of them were hesitant. But they came out on the other side quite impressed. ...

Fat-Shaming Commercial For Sanitary Pads Is Offensive On So Many Levels

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women

A commercial for a sanitary pad aims to promote a product for women on their periods. Instead, it does a pretty good job of shaming them. A video post...

Bathroom Betrayal: Bleeders Not Welcome!

Lee Gaitan | Posted 08.20.2016 | Women
Lee Gaitan

When I stood up to grab another pair of sandals -- whoosh -- I felt my internal floodgates fly wide open, and I realized I was dealing with much more than a sweaty undercarriage. "Oh, my God, I think my period has just returned."

Watch Swaggering Australian Women Rap Against The Tampon Tax

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 08.11.2015 | Women

These women think Australia shouldn't tax tampons and pads. And they've remade Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" to make sure you know about it. T...

Menstruation and Me

Elisabeth Epstein | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Elisabeth Epstein

As terrifying, inconvenient and annoying as my experience with menorrhagia was, I was lucky. I had easy access to clean and functioning bathrooms and proper menstrual hygiene products. Countless women and girls cannot say the same.

Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa Are Dropping Out of School Because of Menstruation Taboo

Nelly Lukale | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Nelly Lukale

Many girls in sub-Saharan Africa end up missing considerable amount of school, or at worst even dropping out, due to humiliation and stigma related to menstruation.

Empowering Women by Design

Diana Sierra | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact
Diana Sierra

Be Girl aims to make a small intervention with the maximum impact: one girl, one pad, one year.

4 Home Remedies for Yeast Infections You Should AVOID

Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women
Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park

When it comes down to it, there are plenty of old wives' tales floating around -- especially on the Internet.

3 Things That Would Be Less Confusing On This Maxi Pad Box

Posted 06.25.2013 | Women

Is it just us, or is a quote about friendship totally useless on a box of maxi pads? When @The_Beheld tweeted a picture of an Always Infinity box f...

Does The Word 'Vagina' Offend You?

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.17.2012 | Women

The typical tampon or pantyliner commercial might feature flowers, unicorns and women in white bikinis, but Carefree decided to get real with its late...

Vagina Taboo: FemFresh Reminds Us That No One Should Ever Call Their Lady Parts 'Froo Froo'

Emma Gray | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

With Lena Dunham dropping "vagina" references on a weekly basis in the first season of "Girls," one might think that we were over the whole "vagina is a dirty word" thing.

Why This VICE Photo Series Is So Shocking

Emma Gray | Posted 07.18.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

From a very young age we're taught that our periods should be covered, hidden and cleaned up. Now, a new VICE photo series, "There Will Be Blood" is challenging the taboo.

WATCH: New Zealand's 'Transphobic' Tampon Commercial Yanked From Airwaves

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A New Zealand feminine hygiene company has yanked a controversial new advertisement from the airwaves after many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and tra...

Talking About Menstruation

Susan Kim | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Kim

Why is menstruation still such a taboo subject? It's high time for a little more transparency. Let's perform a communal end-run around the usual secrecy and embarrassment