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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.

Buying These Tampons Donates A Box Of Pads To Homeless Women

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 01.14.2016 | Impact

If 2015 was the year we started talking about women's periods, 2016 may be the year for major innovations in the previously hush-hush world of sanitar...

The Day My Daughter Became a Woman

Beverly Willett | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents
Beverly Willett

I had an actual "aha" moment with my youngest. It had nothing to do with her having reached a physical milestone. But at the moment it occurred I suddenly felt certain that I'd just witnessed her crossing over into womanhood.

This Jewelry Designer Is Tired Of Your Period Stigma

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts

British designer Lili Murphy-Johnson isn't afraid to talk about periods. In fact, she's sick and tired of the stigma associated with women and menstru...

Why Periods Are Still A Medical Mystery

LiveScience | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women

By: Karen Rowan Published: 11/28/2015 on LiveScience It's still a bit of a mystery why women menstruate. Humans are among the few species in which the...

Got PMS? You Might Have High Blood Pressure In The Future, Says Study

LiveScience.com | 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...

Women and Toilets. A Tale of Two Worlds.

Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS | Posted 11.17.2016 | Women
Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS

The indignity of a missing or dysfunctional toilet has health and personal safety consequences for girls and women, especially during their periods.

What Happened When Women Put Period-Proof Underwear To The Test

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women

When BuzzFeed asked a group of women to try period-proof underwear, many of them were hesitant. But they came out on the other side quite impressed. ...

Thinx Period-Proof Underwear Ads Called Too 'Offensive' For Taxi TVs

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Women

Last month, period-proof underwear company Thinx faced pushback for its proposed ad campaign. The media company which vets ads for the New York Metro ...

Famous Women Get Real About Menstruation To Combat Period-Shaming

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women

With the help of a few celebrities, Thinx wants to end the stigma surrounding periods. Actresses Sophia Bush, Joy Bryant and Jackie Tohn kept it real ...

Living with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

Tatiana K. Tenreyro | Posted 11.02.2016 | Latino Voices
Tatiana K. Tenreyro

It's time to leave behind the taboo of discussing periods and bring to light these issues that show menstruation is more than bleeding and craving chocolate once per month.

The Dirty Politics of Period Sex

Katie Tandy | Posted 10.30.2016 | Women
Katie Tandy

To every woman who has coyly whispered, "I need to go to the bathroom" as you're about to get it on, and then darted to the bathroom to frantically tug out a sodden piece of white cotton before darting back to bed and apologizing: Why the hell are we apologizing for what our body does?

WATCH: Dancing Tampons Teach Kids About Periods

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.16.2015 | Weird News

They do things a little differently in Sweden. In a song that urges girls to celebrate menstruation, a Swedish children's TV host employs four dancing...

Kenyan Schoolgirls Dread Their Periods. Simple Changes Could Help.

The Conversation | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.10.2015 | World

Many girls in the developing world feel they are forced to skip school while they are menstruating. They don’t have proper sanitary wear or don’t ...

It's Time We Starting Listening to Adolescent Girls

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 10.08.2016 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

In Kenya, as in many places around the world, a girls' journey into adolescence is a challenging time. She faces significant pressures and expectations.

What It's Like To Try A Menstrual Cup For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women

Four women traded their usual feminine hygiene products for menstrual cups and had some hilarious but honest commentary. In a video from BuzzFeed Yell...

For Kenyan Girls, It's More Than Pens, Pencils & Backpacks

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 08.25.2016 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

My 9-year-old daughter goes back to school this week as a brand new fourth grader. In preparation, we were mailed a list of school supplies to bring and found the usual suspects: markers, notebooks, binders, pencils...

Bathroom Betrayal: Bleeders Not Welcome!

Lee Gaitan | Posted 08.20.2016 | Women
Lee Gaitan

When I stood up to grab another pair of sandals -- whoosh -- I felt my internal floodgates fly wide open, and I realized I was dealing with much more than a sweaty undercarriage. "Oh, my God, I think my period has just returned."

Behold: A Tampon You Can Share With Your Bestie

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.19.2015 | Women

Declarations of best friendship have reached a whole new level. Now not only can you share secrets, dreams and a tub of ice cream with your bestie -- ...

The Power of Our Menses Magic

Michelle Combs | Posted 08.19.2016 | Women
Michelle Combs

We should take back our magical power and come clean about our periods. We should go ahead and confirm the worst fears. We are powerful and great and evil when we are bleeding.

The Problem With Men Who Assume It's 'That Time Of The Month'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women

Here's a reminder that a woman's emotions have little to do with a visit from "Aunt Flo." In a video produced by Cosmopolitan, men and women discussed...

In "Loo" of Good Taste

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 08.16.2016 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I shudder to think how my parents would have survived in today's anything-goes, nothing-is-sacred, sexually charged society. Their values were black and white, wrong and right, good and bad, with little wiggle room for compromise.

Your Period: How Women Can Play the Trump Card

Erin Donley | Posted 08.10.2016 | Women
Erin Donley

As a thinking women, I was appalled by his (alleged---because he is denying it---) assumption that Megyn was "bleeding out of her eyes and her whatever," but then I saw it as a golden opportunity to change the modicum of respect that a woman receives while on her period.

It's That Hysterical Time of the Month

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 08.08.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

Call it a visit from Aunt Flo or The Curse or being On the Rag, women have survived their time of the month for thousands of years. They will continue to do so, because they're so tough and powerful. And, they can shine on prime time television during a political debate.

Trump and Tampons

Elissa Stein | Posted 08.08.2016 | Women
Elissa Stein

An off-hand comment like the Donald's is a smack back to reality, a reality in which women are seen as less than equal because of their bodies. As the most popular candidate in his party at the moment, one has to wonder how many of Trump's supporters feel the same way.