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Periods Are Awesome! Let's Show Them Some Bloody R.E.S.P.E.C.T!

Susie Sampson | Posted 12.15.2016 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Periods are totally normal and natural. But for whatever reason, people find them icky to talk about. No more! When it comes to tampons and menstrual ...

Vending Machine Lets Indian Girls Buy Sanitary Pads Without Shame

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.20.2016 | Impact

Menstruation is still considered a humiliating experience in India, but a new line of vending machines hopes to at least minimize it. On Wednesday, Ja...

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.

Two-Thousand, Two-Hundred and Eighty Days. Period.

Lori Sokol | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Lori Sokol

For approximately 6.25 years of every woman's life, equaling 2,280 days, she has her period. And this incurs significant financial costs. With 70 percent of women using tampons, for example, she will go through an average of 9,120 tampons in her lifetime, adding up to over $1,700.00.

New Environmentalism: Protecting Your Female Ecology

Molly Hayward | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Molly Hayward

Ecology refers to the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. I was recently introduced to the work of Sandra Stein...

Women Beware: Most Feminine Hygiene Products Contain Toxic Ingredients

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

In my opinion, feminine hygiene products can be likened to a "ticking time bomb" due to years of exposure. The average American woman uses 16,800 tampons in her lifetime -- or up to 24,360 if she's on estrogen replacement therapy.