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Menstruation Taboo

Menstrual Hygiene Must Become a Matter of Public Concern in Zimbabwe

Miriam Mufaro | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Miriam Mufaro

The neglect of menstruation and its implications for the dignity, health and safety of women is increasingly well documented and urgently needs attention.

LOOK: The Most Absurd Tampon Line Ever?

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.02.2013 | Women

Menstrual product advertising is not exactly known for its honesty. After all, it wasn't until 2011 that a company -- Always for the win -- used real ...

How Kotex Is Getting Chinese Women Talking About Their Periods

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women

Sometimes it’s difficult for women to speak openly about their menstrual cycles -- just think about all of the hilarious euphemisms for periods that...

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.

Jessica Prois

Impoverished Girls Use Rags, Mattress Scraps For Sanitary Protection: How You Can Help | Jessica Prois | Posted 03.21.2014 | Impact

For girls living in impoverished countries, a first period is anything but a momentous rite of passage. Not when they're forced to dig through trash h...