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Yagana Shah

Surprising Menopause Symptom Is More Common Than You Think

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty

Women may welcome menopause, thinking they can finally bid farewell to tampons, maxi pads, and Midol. But a new study shows recurring and prolonged bl...

Eve's Daughters, or, Go With the Flow

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 03.27.2014 | Women
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

While having children has been the most life-altering experience and process I have lived through, I have to say that the blessing that I walked out of those years of (finally) diagnosis and treatment with -- the blessing I think of only now with distance from the moment -- is that I learned the importance of listening to my body's messages.

Dear Em & Lo: I Got My Period During Sex and Am Mortified

Em & Lo | Posted 03.07.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

You turned a little spill into a scene from "Carrie." He was nice about it, it sounds like he would have been happy to keep going and he continued to text you. But you? You freaked out, stopped responding to him and have probably been acting all weird at the office.

Am I Going Through Menopause At 35?

Posted 02.26.2014 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Only about 1 percent of women in the U.S. go through menopause before 40. Here's what else those symptoms that are scaring the beje...

These Things You Do Every Day Have Changed The English Language As We Know It

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.20.2014 | Books

We're always adding new words to the English language -- selfie, twerk, hashtag, et cetera. This isn't about that. We tap out more messages each da...

Woman Unable to Conceal Tampon in Transit From Cubicle to Bathroom

Reductress | Posted 04.15.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

This piece originally appeared on Reductress.com. On her second menstrual cycle as an employee at the offices of Kauffman and Dofter, Jessica Feinwar...

An Open Letter to My Ovaries

Tracy Beckerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Tracy Beckerman

I thought it was time I wrote you, my dear ovaries, a letter. Word on the street has it that you are not happy about the fact that you are still in business.

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 ...

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...

Camp Gyno: Critics of Shame-Free Period Ad Miss the Big Picture

Charles Clymer | Posted 09.30.2013 | Media
Charles Clymer

Let's enjoy the fact that a company was finally brave enough to mock our childish views on periods and take away the shame from girls and young women entering puberty.

Commas, Periods, and Quotation Marks

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.18.2013 | Books
William B. Bradshaw

If you follow these three rules, you will always be correct when using quotation marks with other forms of punctuation.

LOOK: The Most Absurd Tampon Line Ever?

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.02.2013 | Women

Menstrual product advertising is not exactly known for its honesty. After all, it wasn't until 2011 that a company -- Always for the win -- used real ...

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...

Hey Ladies! Thinking About Ditching Your Period? A Doctor Answers 12 Puzzling, Scary and Hopeful Questions

Valerie Tarico | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

When modern contraceptives first got formulated, back in the 1950s, the men in charge made a simple assumption that would affect millions of women over the next half century:  They assumed that women wanted to bleed every month. 

WATCH: Vintage Disney Video Explains Periods

Posted 11.28.2012 | Women

What happens when you combine a Disney movie with sex ed? Now you know. A 1946 cartoon produced by Disney in collaboration with Kotex illustrates "...

Is 7 the New 10? Why Do Some Girls Start Puberty So Early?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Puberty typically isn't a favorite memory for any of us. During that angst-ridden ride between childhood and adulthood, nearly everyone's best goal is simply to fit in. That's even tougher when you're only in second grade.

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.

50 Shades of Grey Hair

Penny Love | Posted 07.08.2012 | Fifty
Penny Love

I read two books recently: 50 Shades of Grey and The Wisdom of Menopause. One reminded me of what it felt like to be young and in heat and the other advised me on the heat to come.

WATCH: 'Viking Wives' Get Into Catfight In New Web Comedy

Posted 03.22.2012 | Weddings

According to a new web video by Brooklyn-based improv comedy troupe "PERIODS.," marriage hasn't changed much in the last thousand or so years. In t...

If Men Had Periods, Women Would Know All About It

Yashar Ali | Posted 04.02.2012 | Women
Yashar Ali

Why is our culture so intent on protecting men from hearing about or discussing a woman's reproductive health?

What Hollywood Calls Your Period

Zeynep Lokmanoglu | Posted 01.02.2012 | Women

Whether it is "on the rag," "that time of the month," or "the curse," it seems as if euphemisms have represented and misrepresented menstruation forev...

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...