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Fat-Shaming Commercial For Sanitary Pads Is Offensive On So Many Levels

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women

A commercial for a sanitary pad aims to promote a product for women on their periods. Instead, it does a pretty good job of shaming them. A ...

This Woman Ran A Marathon Without A Tampon To Fight Period Shaming

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.10.2015 | Women

The night before she was set to run her very first marathon, Kiran Gandhi got her period. After a year of training, she refused to miss the momentous ...

Goodbye Granny Panties!

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Heather Gillis-Harris

I debated on whether or not Tom Brady would be leaving Giselle anytime soon and bearing children with me. When I realized that probably wasn't going to happen, I bit the bullet and took a big breath. I called my doctor.

Women Share Menstruation Woes With #LiveTweetYourPeriod, Hilarity Ensues

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women

Cramps, gas, acne or the most vicious kind of hunger: Yep, when Aunt Flo comes to visit, it can be the worst thing ever. Just search for the hasht...

Meet The Underwear That Were Designed Specifically to Wear During Your Period

Teen Vogue | Posted 06.15.2015 | Style
Teen Vogue

It's the time of month many of us dread, but menstruation is just a part of life. We're fortunate enough to have access to feminine hygiene products (and Midol!), that allow us to go about our everyday lives when our period comes, but for many other girls and women around the world, that is not the case.

4 Ways to Make Your Period More Enjoyable and Restorative

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Rachael Yahne

For too long, women have been pretending our periods are some kind of hideous beast that arrives to ruin our lives every month. It's time to stop shaming our bodies. That includes its functions, its needs and all its miraculous cycles -- including our periods.

This Is The Price Of Your Period

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living

A recent experiment shed light on the "pink tax," or the price discrepancy that comes with purchasing female-branded products that are essentially ide...

Growing Up: The Hardest, Most Enjoyable Thing You Will Do

Robin Cassady | Posted 05.14.2015 | Women
Robin Cassady

When you're an adolescent, coming into your teen years sounds awesome. We wake up every morning pick out outfits based on how we feel that day, or consider the thought of grabbing the attention of a cute boy at school. Life is so easy for us then.

New Ad Tells The Story Of The Period Fairy -- A 'Vagical Shero'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women

History might not remember the Period Fairy, but herstory does. "Last month was my first month. And it was vagical," a young girl says in a new He...

Why Black Women in the United States Must Talk About Menstruation Now

Cece Jones-Davis | Posted 05.12.2015 | Black Voices
Cece Jones-Davis

Despite these understandable challenges, I do believe now is the time for us to engage in menstrual hygiene advocacy, for ourselves as well as for women and girls around the world. Our silence about menstruation has kept us psychologically and reproductively sick.

Female Athletes Get Real About Their Periods

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women

British tennis player Heather Watson made headlines last week when she commented on her defeat at the Australian Open, telling reporters that dizzines...

5 Things Your Period Can Reveal About Your Health

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Your period is a monthly reminder that everything's working as it should…except for when it's not. That Your Hypothalamus Is ...

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...

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.

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...

Your Time of the Month: A Cause for Celebration

Naama Bloom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Naama Bloom

As pre-pubescents, we wait for this mysterious visitor. In our twenties, we pray we get it each month because we want confirmation that we're not pregnant. Then we hit our 30s, and many of us are trying to get pregnant. It's no wonder we have a love/hate relationship with our periods.

What To Wear When It's THAT Time Of The Month

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 10.11.2013 | Style

It's that time of the month and all you want to do is cozy up in sweats and your college sweatshirt... and a pint of Ben and Jerry's Half Baked ice cr...

Why I'm Desperately Seeking Menopause

Nan Silver | Posted 07.19.2013 | Fifty
Nan Silver

At this very moment, there is a one in four chance that I have my period. That's because it comes like clockwork every 28 days. I have it for one week and then get three weeks 'off,' which makes mine pretty much the textbook version of a menstrual cycle. Except for one twist: I'm 54 years old.

The PMS Diet

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Here's what food to eat from morning to night to get all-natural relief from PMS mood swings, cramps, soreness -- and more. ...

12 Things You May Not Know About Your Period

Christina Huffington | Posted 02.12.2013 | Women

If you want to view VICE's 2012 photo series "There Will Be Blood," you have to confirm you are over 18 years old. The series is neither violent -- as...

I Have What?! Your Guide To Endometriosis

Posted 04.03.2012 | Women

Anna Miller | The Daily Muse For the sake of any male readers out there, I'm going to go ahead and put this disclaimer up front: I will be talking...

Bye, Bye Blue Liquid: Always Runs First Feminine Hygiene Ad To Show Blood

The Huffington Post | Laura Stampler | Posted 09.05.2011 | Women

If marketing campaigns have taught us anything about periods, it is that menstruating women love to dance, are drawn to white spandex and, oh yeah, bl...

Where Have All The o.b. Tampons Gone?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Many menstruating New York City women have been left in a lurch without their trusty o.b tampons. Since the fall, drugstores have had trouble sto...

Brain Scans Reveal Hormones Effects On Women's Brains

AOL | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

New secrets of the female brain -- how it reacts to stress and monthly menstrual cramps -- have been revealed in two studies that harnessed brain scan...

PHOTOS: How To Green Your Period

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Greening your period is a simple, eco-friendly and fun way to make an impact. In one lifetime, it is estimated that one woman can use as many as 16,80...