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Chin Hairs and Other Facts About Perimenopause

MiddleSexy | Posted 02.24.2015 | Fifty
MiddleSexy

I am in smack dab in the middle of perimenopause, the transition of a woman's body into menopause. Every woman's journey to the land of no menses is different. This is how mine has been going.

Anna Almendrala

Why Some Women Are Giving Up Tampons For Good

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Maryann Flasch, a 32-year-old office manager from Austin, Colorado, used to suffer from vaginal itching, dryness and infections when she got her perio...

Embracing the Cyclic Nature of Womanhood

Morgan Potts | Posted 02.15.2015 | Women
Morgan Potts

Women are cyclical creatures. Never once are we the same as in another moment. Understanding this aspect of my wild self has brought me deep satisfact...

A Crow Didn't Touch Me, I Got My Period

Sulochana Pednekar | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact
Sulochana Pednekar

It was this research and my own experiences that made me want to do something to change the situation, I didn't want to be ashamed about this and didn't want others to be.

Menstruation Matters: How Periods Are Keeping Girls Out of School in Nepal

Loren Hyatt | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Loren Hyatt

For millions of women and girls around the world, menstruation can lead not only to cramps, bloating, and mood swings, but it also can lead to days of missed school and lower future economic earnings.

How Your Period Affects Your Sleep

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women

As if cramps, headaches and bloating aren't enough, many women also have to slog through sleep problems in the days leading up to and during their per...

This May Be The Mother Of All PMS Myths

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.28.2014 | Science

Were you out sick that day in grade school when the teacher explained the menstrual cycle? Don't worry. A new video from the YouTube series ASAPSc...

5 Things About Your Period You Won't Learn in School

Maureen Shaw | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Maureen Shaw

Before you write off the Crimson Tide as a mere nuisance, check out this list of things you won't likely learn in school.

Menstrual Hygiene Must Become a Matter of Public Concern in Zimbabwe

Miriam Mufaro | Posted 10.05.2014 | 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.

I Did It: I Reached Menopause

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay 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.

Endometriosis: Devastating for Young Women

Erin Havel | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

Endometriosis, as far as I knew, was something older women may experience. Statistics and facts about "female issues" are not always openly discussed in the same way as other medical conditions.

Laughing at Periods

Elissa Stein | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Elissa Stein

Commemorating periods in public was a punishment for bad behavior. Whew. That's one powerful message I'm not sure the filmmakers or the Hello Flo folks intended.

Access To Birth Control Is About Much More Than Controlling Birth

Madeline Wahl | Posted 08.31.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

Every month, I refill my prescription for birth control pills and every day at the same time (well, mostly the same time), I swallow one of the little pills with a sip of water. But the reason I started taking birth control pills and continue to take them is probably not what you're thinking.

9 Things We're Happy To Never Have To Do Again

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.20.2014 | Fifty

When we asked our female readers age 50 and older about the things they're happy they'll never have to do again, the number one response was -- surpri...

The Ad For Period Supplies We Actually Enjoy Watching

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.19.2014 | Women

Goodbye, ladies prancing around in all-white linen outfits and weird blue liquid being poured on maxi pads. Hello, actually humorous tampon ads. F...

The Sudden Need For a 4th Grade Sex Talk

Jeff Bogle | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

We had a sex talk plan. That plan was to wait. Wait until 4th grade was over. Wait until we could have the sex talk with our 10-year-old at a leisurely pace and without any nuggets or zingers from it seeping into her classroom chit-chats or into the recess yard banter.

Menstrual Hygiene Day Airs The Health Taboos Poor Girls Face That No One Wants To Talk About

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact

In India, poor women often have to choose between buying milk and sanitary pads. In Africa, one in 10 adolescent girls misses school while she has her...

End the Stigma: Why Menstruation Matters to Women's Rights

Kriti Sharma | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Kriti Sharma

A basic human function like menstruation should no longer be a justification for denying women and girls with disabilities their basic human rights. It should no longer be a barrier to education, to independent reproductive choices and bodily integrity, or to freedom from inhuman and degrading treatment.

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.

What If We Put a Full Stop to Period Punishments?

Matt Murrie | Posted 07.26.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if, together, we can see to it puberty is a wonderful passage into all of the possibilities of adulthood, instead of a life sentence into insecurity, shame and isolation for young women?

If You Can't Afford Tampons, What Do You Do?

Sue Kerr | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Sue Kerr

The stigma of menstruation compounded by the stigma of poverty shouldn't leave our neighbors without the items they need for their basic health and welfare.

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...

Periods, Puberty and 'The Letter': Mom's Life Lessons

Caurie Putnam | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Caurie Putnam

Last week my 10-year-old son brought home from school "the letter." You know the letter -- the one that makes every pre-pubescent mom's heart miss a beat and wistfully wonder where the past decade has gone?

Yagana Shah

Surprising Menopause Symptom Is More Common Than You Think

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty

Women may welcome menopause, thinking they can finally bid farewell to tampons, maxi pads, and Midol. But a new study shows recurring and prolonged bl...