Menstruation

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

Don’t Say To Your Girls on Her Period These 20 Things

If there’s one thing everyone should be aware of, it’s what you shouldn’t say to a girl who’s dealing with her period. Save yourself *and her* the …

Menstruation

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

How to Make Sure Your Period Cup Doesn't Leak: A Guide

Ever since switching from pads and tampons to period cups two years ago, I have preached the wonders of my new sustainable menstrual lifestyle far …

Women's Health

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

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

Progressive justice, environmental, housing policies are priorities for grassroots Liberals

Liberal Party members have short-listed their policy priorities, with universal pharmacare, decriminalizing drugs and the sex trade, and an …

Canadian Politics

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 …

Menstrual Cycle

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

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 …

Menstrual Cycle

Can't wait for the Handmaid's Tale to return? Tune in to the NFL cheerleading scandal

Bailey Davis was fired for failing to comply with NFL regulations: she posted a photo of herself wearing a one-piece bodysuit and hanging around with a football team member<p>Good news for fans of dystopian fiction: season two of the Handmaid’s Tale will premiere next week. I’ve got some even better …

Opinion (UK)

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

Six weird little signs that will tell you your period is on the way - and it's not just cramps

For most women there is one thing that tells them it's almost that time of the month - stomach cramps.<p>Those horrible pains can last for days and …

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

Jorja Smith: “I’m not going to do a song just because it’s with Drake”

In July 2016, Jorja Smith received a message from Drake. Her brand of jazz, soul and R&B – peppered with samples spanning Henry Purcell and Dizzee …

Jorja Smith

Are You In My Tribe?

<b>“I have been woman<br>for a long time<br>beware my smile<br>I am treacherous with old magic <br>and the noon’s new fury<br>with all your wide futures <br>promised<br>I</b> …

Domestic Violence

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

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 …

Menstrual Cycle

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

Mother-of-two got toxic shock syndrome caused by a tampon

Amy Haller Follis, of Pennsylvania, saw her mother, father, grandparents, uncle, and her cousin who committed suicide in the mid-1990s at 16. All …

Intensive Care

Ending Taxes On Menstrual Product And 5 Other Issues Liberals Want To Debate

One wing of the party called the tariffs an example of "gender-based discrimination."<p>HALIFAX — The glass doors of the Halifax Convention Centre …

Canada

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)

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

Meghan Markle Wore a Perfect LBD to her Most Recent Royal Engagement with Prince Harry

Naturally.<p>Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are exactly one month out from their highly-anticipated Windsor wedding—but they aren't letting last-minute wedding planning dominate their lives. The high-profile couple stepped out for a women's empowerment reception as part of the week's events for the …

Celebrity Gossip

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 …

Publication Design

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. …

Menstrual Cycle

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