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The Word TV Censors Didn't Want Roseanne To Say On Air

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 05.22.2017 | OWN

Roseanne Barr has always been a trailblazer. Throughout her career, the comedian often broached topics that made FCC censors deeply uncomfortable, and...

Chelsea Clinton Is Sick Of The Stigma Surrounding Breastfeeding And Menstruation

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 04.18.2017 | Parents

Chelsea Clinton’s latest essay dives into the privilege we don’t always talk about when it comes to breastfeeding and menstruation. In an article ...

Italy’s Paid Menstrual-Leave Bill Would Come With A Big Cost To Women

Quartz | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.29.2017 | World

Italian women who suffer from painful periods might be close to getting a monthly “menstrual leave”—up to three paid days off, upon presenting a...

So THAT'S Why Traveling Messes With Your Period

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.24.2017 | Travel

Many female travelers know that taking a trip can majorly mess with your period. Travel ― especially long-haul or international journeys ― can cau...

Meghan Markle Pens An Eye-Opening Essay About Period Stigma

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 03.09.2017 | Healthy Living

Actress Meghan Markle is adding her voice to those of women speaking out about the need to abolish period stigma around the world. The “Suits” st...

Janelle Monáe Explains Why Periods Should Be A Point Of Pride In 3 Tweets

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.06.2017 | Women

Janelle Monáe is here for period pride. On March 3, the “Hidden Figures” actress tweeted about why women’s periods are nothing to be ashamed o...

This Indian Comic Book Is Tackling The Taboo Of Periods

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 12.28.2016 | World

In India, when a girl starts her period she can become isolated, leading to her dropping out of school and marrying young. One book wants to break the...

The Period Chronicles

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 12.21.2016 | Women
Denise Vivaldo

I'm only writing this because I'm worried about Mike Pence. This is for his personal safety. I lived through many changes in our society but honestly,...

Periods Are Awesome! Let's Show Them Some Bloody R.E.S.P.E.C.T!

Susie Sampson | Posted 12.15.2016 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Periods are totally normal and natural. But for whatever reason, people find them icky to talk about. No more! When it comes to tampons and menstrual ...

A Period Coloring Book Now Exists And It’s Bloody Delightful

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 11.02.2016 | Women

A new coloring book is making menstruation easier to talk about, one sex-positive illustration at a time. Created by Toronto-native Andrea Yip, the ...

Redefining Gender: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.29.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Recent social movements include the Ice Bucket Challenge, #bringbackourgirls, #heforshe, Black Lives Matter and same-sex marriage. As Emma Watson eloq...

I Accidentally Had Two Tampons In. What Should I Do?

The Cut | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
The Cut

Yes, it's disturbing to realize you've been harboring a forgotten guest, but it's not as unhealthy as you might think.

5 Natural Remedies for Period Pain and Symptoms

Sonima.com | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

By: Kimberly Jordan Allen The side effects that come with menstruation--bloating, digestion issues, lower back pain, and more--can be relieved with t...

This Period Board Game Is Smashing The Stigma Of Menstruation

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.14.2016 | Women

Unfortunately, we still live in a world where young women are taught that menstruation is embarrassing and even shameful. A new period-themed board ga...

Feeding the Future: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.07.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Throughout our unique paths of life, it is safe to say that we are all working towards something... It could be ending world hunger or working to make...

Can You Blame Your Birth Control For Your Insomnia?

The Cut | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
The Cut

Though there are some women who might find they sleep better on the pill, she says. For instance, the pill might knock out bloating or shorten their period altogether. "Some women may notice a more stable sleep pattern across the month because of taking oral contraceptives, and not having the fluctuations in the hormones, but that has not been studied."

Sexist Pool Sign Tells Women Not To Swim During Their Periods

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.15.2016 | Women

A rule posted at a swimming pool in Tbilisi, the capital of the country of Georgia, is getting slammed as sexist after posting a sign telling women no...

NYC Mayor Signs Free Tampons For Schools, Jails, Shelters Into Law

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation on Wednesday making free menstrual products available in all New York City public schools, shelters and jails....

3 Ways To Tackle Your Period With Technology

Lissette Calveiro | Posted 06.29.2016 | Women
Lissette Calveiro

There was a time when women got really pumped about a new period tracking app, but the latest advancements in Aunt Flow technology are kicking these a...

Watch Maya Rudolph Sing An Epic 'Vajingle' About Tampons

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.28.2016 | Women

Here's something awesome that you didn't even know you needed until now: Maya Rudolph singing a jingle about vaginas. A Vajingle. In the video above,...

What It's Like To Have Your Period During Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.24.2016 | Religion

The first time 19-year-old Zoha Qamar went to Friday prayers during her period, the mosque was packed. She had learned from a young age that menstruat...

Combating The Misery Of Menstruation For Afghan Girls

The Huffington Post | Rowaida Abdelaziz | Posted 06.24.2016 | World

Zahra was in third grade when her period started. At the time, she and her family were in Iran, having fled civil war in their homeland of Afghanistan...

African American Women And Uterine Fibroids: Why More Awareness Is Needed To Overcome This Health Disparity

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

Given these realities, many are left questioning why fibroid research has lagged in the past and what's being done now to overcome this all-too-common health disparity.

Providing Free Pads And Tampons To Incarcerated Women Is About More Than Hygiene

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact

For incarcerated women in the U.S., the experience of a monthly period can be stressful and demeaning. While jails often supply menstrual products, su...

'OITNB' Exposed The Frustrating Realties Of Getting Your Period In Prison

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.23.2016 | Women

On Season 4 of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black," Litchfield has a tampon and maxi pad shortage -- and it's as miserable as it sounds. The fifth ep...