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Women and Their Bodies: What Nobody Tells Us

Nicola Jane | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Nicola Jane

When I was 27, a guy I'd been seeing told me he'd noticed a lump inside me. The word lump has an instant and visceral connection -- you might as well just say "cancer." I figured he had far more knowledge of vaginas than I did. Terrified, I went to the doctor. It turned out to be my cervix.

You Can't Touch That! Tender Breasts During Perimenopause and Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.20.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

It's ironic, isn't it? From our "tender" preteen days, most of us couldn't wait until that first sign of womanhood. We couldn't wait to buy -- and wear -- our first training bra.

I Did It: I Reached Menopause

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Menopause is freedom. It's been 10 years now and I have never looked back. I face forward with a confidence that every day will be the same; that my mood will be stable and nothing will ruin my pants or my plans.

Debate Flares Over Theory Linking Menstrual Periods, Mate Preference

Inside Science | Cynthia McKelvey | Posted 05.29.2014 | Science

(Inside Science) -- A long-held theory in evolutionary psychology suggests that heterosexual women's attraction to certain types of men ebbs and flows...

Is Paid 'Menstrual Leave' A Good Idea For Women?

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women

Do women deserve paid "menstrual leave" for the days when cramps, irritability or more complicated issues like endometriosis distract from the day's t...

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...

8 Things Every Woman Should've Learned About Her Period (But Never Did)

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.14.2013 | Women

Menstruation is a part of most women's lives for years (and years): Menopause typically begins around age 50, and girls in the U.S. tend to get their ...

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.

New Formula May Help Predict Woman's Last Menstrual Cycle

Posted 03.26.2013 | Fifty

A new method for predicting a woman's last menstrual cycle could have broader implications for menopausal women's health by helping fight bone loss an...

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...

Particular Time When Men Find Women's Dances More Attractive

Posted 08.16.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 08/15/2012 02:55 PM EDT on LiveScience In a new meaning of "fertility dance,"...

Catherine Pearson

What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Your Period (And Why It Matters)

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Women

If it were up to Hollywood to form our feelings about menstruation, women would go through life thinking their periods were icky or scary, one researc...

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.

Men Can Hear When You Have Your Period?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.27.2012 | Women

You know those adorable cases they sell for carrying your tampons to the bathroom so you don't have to reveal to every man in the office or restaurant...

PMS? 5 Tips To Feel Better

Health.com | Leslie Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Katherine Sutherland, an OB-GYN in Mountain View, CA, knows something about terrible periods -- and not just from her patients. She used to soak thr...