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Feminine Hygiene

Menstruation and Me

Elisabeth Epstein | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Elisabeth Epstein

As terrifying, inconvenient and annoying as my experience with menorrhagia was, I was lucky. I had easy access to clean and functioning bathrooms and proper menstrual hygiene products. Countless women and girls cannot say the same.

Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa Are Dropping Out of School Because of Menstruation Taboo

Nelly Lukale | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Nelly Lukale

Many girls in sub-Saharan Africa end up missing considerable amount of school, or at worst even dropping out, due to humiliation and stigma related to menstruation.

Empowering Women by Design

Diana Sierra | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact
Diana Sierra

Be Girl aims to make a small intervention with the maximum impact: one girl, one pad, one year.

4 Home Remedies for Yeast Infections You Should AVOID

Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women
Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park

When it comes down to it, there are plenty of old wives' tales floating around -- especially on the Internet.

3 Things That Would Be Less Confusing On This Maxi Pad Box

Posted 06.25.2013 | Women

Is it just us, or is a quote about friendship totally useless on a box of maxi pads? When @The_Beheld tweeted a picture of an Always Infinity box f...

Does The Word 'Vagina' Offend You?

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.17.2012 | Women

The typical tampon or pantyliner commercial might feature flowers, unicorns and women in white bikinis, but Carefree decided to get real with its late...

Vagina Taboo: FemFresh Reminds Us That No One Should Ever Call Their Lady Parts 'Froo Froo'

Emma Gray | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

With Lena Dunham dropping "vagina" references on a weekly basis in the first season of "Girls," one might think that we were over the whole "vagina is a dirty word" thing.

Why This VICE Photo Series Is So Shocking

Emma Gray | Posted 07.18.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

From a very young age we're taught that our periods should be covered, hidden and cleaned up. Now, a new VICE photo series, "There Will Be Blood" is challenging the taboo.

WATCH: New Zealand's 'Transphobic' Tampon Commercial Yanked From Airwaves

Posted 01.03.2012 | Gay Voices

A New Zealand feminine hygiene company has yanked a controversial new advertisement from the airwaves after many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and tra...

Talking About Menstruation

Susan Kim | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Kim

Why is menstruation still such a taboo subject? It's high time for a little more transparency. Let's perform a communal end-run around the usual secrecy and embarrassment