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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...

The Period Is Dead. Long Live The Period.

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.10.2016 | Arts

The internet and smartphone are slaying the workhorse of our language, says The New York Times. In a June 9 article, "Period. Full Stop. Point. Whatev...

Here's A Period Commercial That Actually Shows (Gasp!) Blood

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 06.07.2016 | Women

A new commercial for Bodyform pads reminds us that it takes more than a little blood to slow a woman down -- whether it's a scrape on the knee, or her...

Shameless: Broad City Takes on Period Shaming

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.18.2016 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

I was ten when I read Judy Blume's now legendary novel Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret where Margaret and her friends ride the emotional pendulum...

8 Menstrual Cup Questions, Answered

Teen Vogue | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

At first, the idea of inserting a cup into your body might sound, well, less than pleasant. But we asked Dr. Vanessa Cullins, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist and vice president of external medical affairs at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, to shed some light on this not-as-often-used option, and dispel some of the myths.

Menstruate and Self-Hate: Fasting, Praying, Twelve-Years-Old

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Zoha Qamar

My femininity is filthy, and I hate it. I hate my femininity. I hate my filth. But my femininity- that is me. I hate me. I hate my filth. I am the filth I hate.

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

Health.com | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

Ever since my very first period, I've preferred to use pads over tampons. So when I first started noticing the controversial ads for Thinx plastered all over New York City's subway system, I felt a surge of hope for my tampon-free lifestyle.

This Woman's Period Lasted Nonstop for 5 Years -- What We Can Learn From Her Story

Teen Vogue | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

You are your own best advocate, and it's always a good idea to ask questions or speak up if you suspect something is not right with your body. Periods are a healthy, normal thing, and there's nothing wrong with talking about them. If you're experiencing a medical issue, period-related or not, never be afraid to tell someone.

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...

Period Headaches, Explained

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living

Why do I get really bad headaches during my period? If your head starts throbbing around the first day of your period, it’s probably more than just ...

Aunt Flo Makes All The Visits You Never Asked For In Adorable Video

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women

A visit from Aunt Flo can be a huge inconvenience or a huge relief -- it all depends on your situation. A new video from women's health site HelloFlo ...

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...

Period Panties Let You Bleed All Over Trump And Cruz's Faces

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.31.2016 | Women

“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her... wherever," Donald Trump said in August 2015, referring to Fox News...

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.

10 Ways To Relieve Period Cramps

Everyday Health | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.23.2016 | Healthy Living

More than half of women who menstruate report some pain from period cramps for a day or two each month, according to the American Congress of Obstetri...

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...

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...

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...

An Important Message From A Teen To The People Who Period-Shamed Her

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women

After noticing a period stain on Anushka Dasgupta's clothes, people around her tried to help her cover it up. It turns out their encouragement to conc...

The 'Tampon Tax' Is Real: The 40 States Taxing Periods

Upworthy | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

When I think of luxury items, I think of video games, cars, maybe even Cheetos. Something I (and most people) would never put on that list? Tampons....

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...

What To Eat When You Have Your Period

PureWow | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
PureWow

You're a grown-ass woman who's been getting her period for a long-ass time. And yet... every month you're thrown off guard with cramps, bloating, fatigue, cravings and a generally sour mood. Next month, reach for one of these nine foods, and instantly feel better.

This Is Why Women Have Periods

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living

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This Period-Proof Underwear Ad Could Be Deemed Too Inappropriate For The Subway

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.28.2015 | Women

A company that sells period-proof underwear is claiming its proposed ads have not been approved yet because they are considered inappropriate. Thinx, ...