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The awful thing having PMDD taught me about how we treat women who have periods

Revelist | Posted 09.19.2016 | Women

By Meghan O'Dea This post originally appeared on Revelist. I remember being 10-years-old and flipping through a catalogue full of Grateful Dead memo...

There Is An Actual Sleeping Position That Makes Your Period Less Painful

Teen Vogue | Posted 08.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

For Teen Vogue, by Danielle Sinay. Has your period ever kept you from falling asleep? Mine sure has. I’m an adult and still cry because of cramps, ...

Study Reveals Fertility Tracker Apps Are 'Generally Inaccurate' | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 06/09/2016 11:08 AM EDT on LiveScience Fertility-focused apps and websites that aim to figure out which ...

How Women Deal With Their Periods In Space

LiveScience | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women

By: Sara G. Miller Published: 04/25/2016 11:09 AM EDT on LiveScience Women here on Earth may think of their periods as monthly inconveniences, but con...

Aunt Flo Makes All The Visits You Never Asked For In Adorable Video

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women

A visit from Aunt Flo can be a huge inconvenience or a huge relief -- it all depends on your situation. A new video from women's health site HelloFlo ...

Should You Worry About Spotting Between Periods?

Everyday Health | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.23.2016 | Healthy Living

Spotting means different things depending on your stage of life. Bleeding between your periods, or “spotting,” can occur for many reasons. The cau...

10 Ways To Relieve Period Cramps

Everyday Health | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.23.2016 | Healthy Living

More than half of women who menstruate report some pain from period cramps for a day or two each month, according to the American Congress of Obstetri...

Got PMS? You Might Have High Blood Pressure In The Future, Says Study | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.26.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 11/25/2015 10:14 AM EST on LiveScience The headaches, fatigue and other symptoms of premenstrual syndrome may be m...

New Ad Tells The Story Of The Period Fairy -- A 'Vagical Shero'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women

History might not remember the Period Fairy, but herstory does. "Last month was my first month. And it was vagical," a young girl says in a new He...

Women and Their Bodies: What Nobody Tells Us

Nicola Jane | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Nicola Jane

When I was 27, a guy I'd been seeing told me he'd noticed a lump inside me. The word lump has an instant and visceral connection -- you might as well just say "cancer." I figured he had far more knowledge of vaginas than I did. Terrified, I went to the doctor. It turned out to be my cervix.

You Can't Touch That! Tender Breasts During Perimenopause and Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.20.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

It's ironic, isn't it? From our "tender" preteen days, most of us couldn't wait until that first sign of womanhood. We couldn't wait to buy -- and wear -- our first training bra.

I Did It: I Reached Menopause

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Menopause is freedom. It's been 10 years now and I have never looked back. I face forward with a confidence that every day will be the same; that my mood will be stable and nothing will ruin my pants or my plans.

Debate Flares Over Theory Linking Menstrual Periods, Mate Preference

Inside Science | Cynthia McKelvey | Posted 05.29.2014 | Science

(Inside Science) -- A long-held theory in evolutionary psychology suggests that heterosexual women's attraction to certain types of men ebbs and flows...

Is Paid 'Menstrual Leave' A Good Idea For Women?

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women

Do women deserve paid "menstrual leave" for the days when cramps, irritability or more complicated issues like endometriosis distract from the day's t...

5 Ways Your Period Is Wrecking Your Skin

Refinery29 | Erika Stalder | Posted 05.18.2014 | Style

When your period comes to visit, it brings gifts: bloating, fatigue, and even the occasional freak-out. As if all that wasn't bad enough, though, many...

8 Things Every Woman Should've Learned About Her Period (But Never Did)

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women

Menstruation is a part of most women's lives for years (and years): Menopause typically begins around age 50, and girls in the U.S. tend to get their ...

Why I'm Desperately Seeking Menopause

Nan Silver | Posted 07.19.2013 | Fifty
Nan Silver

At this very moment, there is a one in four chance that I have my period. That's because it comes like clockwork every 28 days. I have it for one week and then get three weeks 'off,' which makes mine pretty much the textbook version of a menstrual cycle. Except for one twist: I'm 54 years old.

New Formula May Help Predict Woman's Last Menstrual Cycle

Posted 03.26.2013 | Fifty

A new method for predicting a woman's last menstrual cycle could have broader implications for menopausal women's health by helping fight bone loss an...

12 Things You May Not Know About Your Period

Christina Huffington | Posted 02.12.2013 | Women

If you want to view VICE's 2012 photo series "There Will Be Blood," you have to confirm you are over 18 years old. The series is neither violent -- as...

Particular Time When Men Find Women's Dances More Attractive

Posted 08.16.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 08/15/2012 02:55 PM EDT on LiveScience In a new meaning of "fertility dance," a woman'...

Catherine Pearson

What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Your Period (And Why It Matters) | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Women

If it were up to Hollywood to form our feelings about menstruation, women would go through life thinking their periods were icky or scary, one researc...

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.

Men Can Hear When You Have Your Period?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.27.2012 | Women

You know those adorable cases they sell for carrying your tampons to the bathroom so you don't have to reveal to every man in the office or restaurant...

PMS? 5 Tips To Feel Better | Leslie Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Katherine Sutherland, an OB-GYN in Mountain View, CA, knows something about terrible periods -- and not just from her patients. She used to soak throu...