Menstrual Cycle

26 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle

The more I learn about the issues plaguing our environment, the more infuriated I am by the fact that taking steps to protect the beautiful planet on …

Sustainability

Should you get sick days for period cramps?

Up to one in five women suffer from painful menstruation severe enough to disrupt daily activities<p>Braving work with monster cramps has plenty of …

Women's Health

New Study Suggests That Menstrual Cups Can Increase The Risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome

At Work<p>Reading A Book<p>Working Out At The Gym<p>Listening To A man Talk About Something Boring<p>Watching TV<p>Eating Spaghetti<p>Training At Boxing Ring<p>Going Rock …

Research

6 weird and awful period symptoms that aren’t cramps

Do you know what sucks? Cramps. But do you know what sucks even more? All the other weird things you feel before and during your period on top of …

Women's Health

Here's Why This Indian Woman Got Invited To The Royal Wedding

From studying economics in the US to volunteering to change the lives of many under-underprivileged women and starting her own NGO called Myna Mahila Foundation, Suhani Jalota, at the age of just 23, has achieved a whole lot that many wouldn't even think of. And, guess what? Her intense efforts got …

Royal Weddings

Women get their periods every month — and it's incredibly expensive

LONDON – Scotland could become the first country to ban "period poverty" to help women and girls who can't afford feminine hygiene products such as maxi-pads and tampons.<p>The issue is rarely spoken about in public, but it affects millions of women and girls around the world, including the United …

Women's News

Plastic-Free Living: Where And How To Shop If You Want To Cut Down

Check out our rather extensive guide.<p>Our planet is drowning in plastic: marine life is dying, the very water that we drink is polluted and unless we …

Sustainability

7 signs you might have endometriosis

Endometriosis — a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus (the endometrium) grows outside your uterus — is often a …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Salon One Collection supports "Dignity Matters"

Salon One Medfield is accepting feminine hygiene donations for Dignity Matters - donations go to homeless women and girls in Massachusetts.<p>Salon One …

Homelessness

Study warns against 'organic' tampons, menstrual cups

Organic cotton tampons are often advertised as safer alternatives, but a study Saturday said they are not better than regular tampons at preventing …

Menstruation

Moon cups linked to increased risk of toxic shock syndrome

Moon cups have been linked to an increased risk of the rare but potentially fatal toxic shock syndrome (TSS).Tampons are already known to carry a …

Menstruation

Should You Actually Worry About Making Your Period More "Green"?

When many of us first started menstruating, we had two options: pads or tampons. But, thanks to some innovative companies, those days are long gone. …

Women's Health

Toxic shock syndrome risks: Are tampons or menstrual cups safer?

Toxic shock syndrome is extremely rare, but it's one reason some women choose organic tampons and alternative methods like menstrual cups for their periods. However, a new study suggests that the type of tampon may not make any difference to the risk of menstrual-related toxic shock syndrome (TSS) …

Women's Health

Politicians in Scotland want to abolish ‘period poverty’

A movement is underway in Scotland to make period products free for its citizens.<p>Monica Lennon, a member of the Labour Party, is among a number of …

Labour Party

Cora’s New Period Liners & Pads Are The Menstrual Hygiene Products Of The Future

If you get a period, you've likely had to deal with the annoyance of wearing huge pads that feel like adult diapers, especially if you have a heavy …

Women's News

5 Essential Oils for Menstrual Cramps to Stash in Your Vanity

Cramps are quite possibly one of the worst types of physical pain a woman can experience (and they can last for almost an entire week, too). I've …

Alternative Medicine

The 5 best tampons for light periods

Our periods are as unique and different as we are. If you’ve been blessed with a lighter flow, then finding the right tampon for your light period is …

Menstruation

Menstrual Cup Linked to Toxic Shock Syndrome, New Study Finds

If you’re of a certain age, you may remember all the news reports about toxic shock syndrome (TSS), a rare but potentially deadly condition caused by …

Consumer News

7 Health Benefits of Cannabis for African Americans

Is cannabis really medicine? More than 20 states have legalized medicinal marijuana and three states plus the District of Columbia have legalized …

Cannabis

YCC pilots menstrual hygiene program

The Yale College Council last Sunday launched a pilot program to provide free menstrual hygiene products in Morse and Silliman colleges. And while …

Student Journalism

Clearly No Women Were Consulted In The Design Of This Book Cover And Twitter’s Laughing

Is “The Man Who Was Thursday” a new euphemism for that time of the month?<p>Penguin Books has a pretty cool project in the works right now; the …

Menstruation

How This Female Entrepreneur Built a 7-Figure Business Around Periods

As if cramps, bloating, and fatigue weren’t enough during periods, you also have to deal with occasional, embarrassing, seemingly unavoidable leaks. Crystal Etienne decided to do something about it, launching her own business by designing a line of leak-stopping clothing from underwear to swimwear. …

Menstruation

No, Sugar Doesn’t Cause Yeast Infections. Dr. Jen Gunter’s Top 5 Myths

I have been asked more than once if pineapple can change the smell or taste of a vagina (it can’t). This is just one of the many urban myths about …

Women's Health

Does Weed Actually Work for Period Cramps?

Menstrual pain could soon be a condition that qualifies for medical marijuana.<p>Soma, a marijuana dispensary in Crested Butte, Colorado, only stocks a few dozen of a product called Foria Relief at a time, and they don’t sell them as quickly as some of their other items. But people who come in looking …

Cannabis Law

7 Eco-Friendly Companies With A Feminist Mission, Too

Whenever you're making purchasing choices, you rely on a set of criteria to decide between this product or that one; this company or the other. A lot …

Sustainability

Experts Reveal The 5 Things That Could Explain Why Your Period Is Always So Heavy

Anyone with a uterus will tell you no two periods are identical. Every female reproductive system adheres to its own monthly cycle and brings along …

Women's Health

Why Is My Period So Heavy?

What causes a heavy period?<p>Several conditions or issues can cause heavy periods. These heavy periods may occur frequently, or they may be more …

Women's Health

Rhondda schoolgirls could get free sanitary products

<b>Free sanitary products could be provided for all schoolgirls aged nine and over in Rhondda Cynon Taff if plans are given the go-ahead.</b><p>The county borough council will meet later and consider a recommendation that dispensers and baskets are installed in school toilets.<p>It said towels and tampons are …

News (Wales)

Demystifying Menstruation, by Catherine Dolan, Julie Hennegan and Gabby Edlin

LONDON/BALTIMORE – Menstruation is as natural as a heartbeat. And yet, for the world’s most vulnerable women – including refugees, the homeless, …

Menstruation

Why do we get brown period blood? A doctor breaks it down

Why do I have brown period blood? It’s the question that almost every woman who gets a period wonders, but nobody really talks about it. It turns out …

Women's Health