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Weblog: Ovaries Are Amazing, But Menstruation Sucks

Evelyn Marsters | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Evelyn Marsters

As New York becomes the sixth US state to remove sales tax on menstrual products, Evelyn and Hani Khaursar talk PMS, tampon shortages and PMDD, a mens...

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...

Unanimous Vote Brings Free Tampons To NYC’s Schools, Prisons, Shelters

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.23.2016 | Impact

NEW YORK -- From the steps of City Hall, with dozens of women advocates standing behind her, New York City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland anno...

Things I'd Like Men To Know About Periods

ReeRee Rockette | Posted 06.15.2016 | Women
ReeRee Rockette

Most women have come to terms with the hassle of dealing with periods. We've figured out how to keep the blood contained, whether by a pad, a tampon or a mooncup. I'm just working on finally shaking the shame, I'm far too old to be carrying this baggage.

Girls Take Photos Of Things They're Banned From Doing During Their Period

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

The stigma around menstruation is real -- and in certain parts of the world, it stops girls from participating in daily activities, to the point of pu...

To the Women of California: Cora Will Pay Your Tampon Tax

Molly Hayward | Posted 05.23.2016 | Women
Molly Hayward

As the Founder of Cora, a San Francisco-based startup offering premium organic tampons, and an advocate for global women's rights, I've observed the g...

Not Bleeding in Public

Elissa Stein | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact
Elissa Stein

Recently Thinx, a company who puts "period-proof underwear" out in the world, launched a new ad campaign in NYC's Union Square subway station.

3 Ways We Need to Stop Body-Shaming Adult Women

Molly Hayward | Posted 05.20.2016 | Women
Molly Hayward

That's right. By the time you're a grown-up kick ass woman making it rain, you'll still only feel half as much body-love as a teenage boy. Not quite the pace most of us want our self confidence and self-love to develop.

9 Fascinating Facts About Vaginas That Will Change Your Life

Teen Vogue | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

From the blended orgasm to a coffee-scented discharge (kidding, sort of), here are nine fascinating things that happen below the belt:

Changing the Menstrual Conversation

Elissa Stein | Posted 05.16.2016 | Women
Elissa Stein

This past weekend The Period Shop popped up in New York City - part store, part girl cave, part happening, part marketing ploy.

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.

Watch Women Struggle To Use Vintage Period Belts

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 04.21.2016 | Women

Before the momentous invention of the adhesive sanitary pad in the 1970s, women were stuck with the period belt -- a jock strap-looking nightmare that...

Girls, If We Can't Help Each Other, #ThenWhoWill?

Melissa S. Grant | Posted 04.22.2016 | Women
Melissa S. Grant

Hate is winning in the US and women and the disadvantaged are often bearing the painful brunt of this movement.

These Sisters Are Getting Tampons To Women Who Can't Afford Them

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact

Fifteen-year-old Emma Joy and her 12-year-old sister Quinn co-founded Girls Helping Girls. Period, a nonprofit organization that helps underprivileged...

It's Time To Get Real About Periods

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women

How much do you really know about menstruation? Roughly half of the world's population experiences this normal bodily function, but there's still an i...

Jennifer Lawrence Wore This Dress Because She Had Her Period

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.08.2016 | Style

Not every person with a uterus is presented with her pick of multiple thousand-dollar dresses to wear on a special evening out. But nearly every perso...

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...

Dial it in: The Monthly Visitor (VIDEO)

Meredith Masony | Posted 03.28.2016 | Comedy
Meredith Masony

Do you ever have this conversation with your spouse? You know, the one where Aunt Flow is the topic of conversation. My husband thinks I have a super power known as "Dial it in."

Should You Worry About Spotting Between Periods?

Everyday Health | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.23.2016 | Healthy Living

Spotting means different things depending on your stage of life. Bleeding between your periods, or “spotting,” can occur for many reasons. The cau...

Menstrual Cycle Still a Barrier to Achieve Gender Equality

Anisha Kapri | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact
Anisha Kapri

Adolescent girls in developing countries miss schools for at least five days every month -- 60 days in a year during their menstrual cycle due to the lack of access to sanitary napkins and unhygienic conditions at schools. Many of them fall behind in their classes.

Periods Cost A Lot, So NYC Schools Are Giving Low-Income Girls Free Tampons

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.16.2016 | Impact

Girls who come from low-income families say they're sometimes reluctant to ask their parents to buy tampons or pads. So New York City schools are doin...

Can’t Sleep When You Have Your Period? Here’s Why.

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 03.10.2016 | Healthy Living

The Question: Why Is It Harder To Sleep During My Period? It's one of the great ironies of menstruation that the same thing that makes you so tired du...

U.K. Company Offers Women Time Off During Their Periods

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.03.2016 | Women

A U.K. company is offering female employees paid time off to recover from menstrual pains. Bex Baxter, who heads the community arts group Coexist, sa...

How The 'Period Paradox' Keeps Women Down

The Establishment | Posted 03.01.2016 | Women
The Establishment

Periods do not have to be -- nor should they be -- an all-or-nothing issue. As far-fetched as it sounds, it is entirely possible to adequately fund research into menstrual pain and take it seriously as a medical condition without undermining women's capacity to fully function in society.