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I Tried Thinx 'Period-Proof' Underwear and It Was a Total Disaster

Health.com | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

By Megan Kennedy Ever since my very first period, I've preferred to use pads over tampons. So when I first started noticing the controversial ads for...

Refugee Women: Feminine Hygiene Products Illuminate Culture Differences

Shoshanna Howard | Posted 04.29.2016 | Women
Shoshanna Howard

Menstruation is a profound experience for the female body. It is a shedding and releasing of the potential for life. It is a ritual of detaching from ...

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...

Girls, If We Can't Help Each Other, #ThenWhoWill?

Melissa S. Grant | Posted 04.22.2016 | Women
Melissa S. Grant

Hate is winning in the US and women and the disadvantaged are often bearing the painful brunt of this movement.

NJ Assemblyman: Allow Medical Marijuana Use For Menstrual Cramps

CBS New York | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics

HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Could medical marijuana be the answer to women suffering from monthly menstrual cramps?...

It's Time To Get Real About Periods

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women

How much do you really know about menstruation? Roughly half of the world's population experiences this normal bodily function, but there's still an i...

A Plea for Menstruation Without Taxation

The Second City | Posted 04.07.2016 | Women
The Second City

For as much as our society disdains women on their periods, we sure are reaping the benefits of their bloody, bloody suffering.

Women Banished To Cowsheds During Their Period

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 04.07.2016 | Impact

It’s 2016, and women's health and human rights are still being threatened by the stigma around menstruation. In parts of Western Nepal, women are ba...

This Company Wants To Make It Easier For You To Have Sex On Your Period

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women

A company whose aim is to end the stigma surrounding menstruation is also looking out for women who want to have penetrative sex while on their period...

Whoopi Goldberg Wants To Fix Your Period Cramps With Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.30.2016 | Women

Ladies, legal weed is here to give you some relief from those awful menstrual cramps thanks to Whoopi Goldberg. Goldberg announced Wednesday she is l...

The How and the Why at Aurora: A Densely Packed Exploration of Ideas and Emotions

Leo Stutzin | Posted 03.29.2016 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Nancy Carlin as a confident professor, right, and Martha Brigham as a nervous graduate student: a toast in academia Photos by David Allen Playwright...

Kenya & Menstrual Equity: What you didn't know

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

There is a global call to action to end the tax on tampons. Bills are being put forward across the US and the UK with advocates and politicians clamor...

The Weird Thing That Can Happen to Your Teeth Before Your Period

Health.com | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

The last time this happened, I finally consulted Dr. Google and came upon a condition called menstruation gingivitis -- an inflammation of the gums that typically begins just before a woman's period and goes away once her period starts.

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 ...

Menstrual Cycle Still a Barrier to Achieve Gender Equality

Anisha Kapri | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact
Anisha Kapri

Adolescent girls in developing countries miss schools for at least five days every month -- 60 days in a year during their menstrual cycle due to the lack of access to sanitary napkins and unhygienic conditions at schools. Many of them fall behind in their classes.

This Is Why Your Lower Back Hurts During Your Period

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living

The Question: I have my period and my back hurts. Why? Also, ow. We're just going to say it: periods aren't fun. It's understandable if you just want...

Can’t Sleep When You Have Your Period? Here’s Why.

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 03.10.2016 | Healthy Living

The Question: Why Is It Harder To Sleep During My Period? It's one of the great ironies of menstruation that the same thing that makes you so tired du...

Free Tampons Should Be A Human Right

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business

Quick question: The last time you went into a public restroom or a bathroom at school or work, how much did you pay for the toilet paper you used? Al...

Yes, Periods Are Still Taboo Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.03.2016 | Women

Half of the world’s population experiences periods at some point in their lives, yet menstruation is still a source of shame and difficulty for many...

How The 'Period Paradox' Keeps Women Down

The Establishment | Posted 03.01.2016 | Women
The Establishment

Periods do not have to be -- nor should they be -- an all-or-nothing issue. As far-fetched as it sounds, it is entirely possible to adequately fund research into menstrual pain and take it seriously as a medical condition without undermining women's capacity to fully function in society.

Here's What You Need To Know About Period Shaming

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living

For a necessary biological function that more than half of the population has experienced, some of us are awfully sensitive about menstruation. People...

Bleeding into Education

Elissa Stein | Posted 02.19.2016 | Women
Elissa Stein

Giving girls easy access to tampons and pads in school can not only make the day-to-day experience of period management easier, it can potentially change their feelings about menstruation in general.

This Is Why You Poop So Much During Your Period

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living

Surely if you're a person with a uterus you've wondered why your pooping kicks into overdrive whenever you have your period. But who, exactly, can you...

Moon Medicine and Yoni Bliss

Mary Rogers | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Mary Rogers

Since I've become inspired to uplift women everywhere and thus have begun to research topics such as moon cycles, circles, breath work, sisterhood and...

The Health-Related (And Expensive) Consequences Of Having Your Period While Homeless

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

Many low-income women and girls share a similar struggle -- especially those who are experiencing homelessness. Inability to afford tampons or pads or to access hygiene facilities, can severely compromise women's health, productivity and dignity.