Tampons

I Tried FLEX Discs and (for Once) Didn't Mind Getting My Period

Getting your period shouldn't be a day-ruiner. And thanks to FLEX, now it isn't.<p>I've always been a tampon gal. But in the past year, the negatives of …

Menstruation

HelloFlo: The Guide. Period.

Honest, funny, and unafraid of the messy, real-life facts about a girl's changing body, this is definitely not your mother's puberty book. HelloFlo …

Infographics

Tampon tax isn't the only 'sexist' part of the GST, with breastfeeding aids and pumps not on the exempt list

The "tampon tax" is in its death throes, but advocates and mothers say there is still more work to be done to take the "sexism" out of the goods and …

Public Health

I Tried the Diva Cup, And Here’s What Happened

The other day, I posted on Instagram about walking to our workspace bathroom with my tampon in my hand, instead of hidden in my sock. And I instantly …

Women's Health

Teen Magazines Made Me Terrified of TSS

My brain has discarded most of the information I once obtained from teen magazines, save for something that creeps back to the forefront of my mind …

Menstruation

Excluding tampons from the GST is token feminism

After a decade of tortured debate, voluminous analysis and intellectual combat, it took menstruation to deliver political consensus on tax policy.<p>At …

Feminism

Tampon tax closer to being axed

Women will soon be able to buy tampons and sanitary pads without having to pay the 10 per cent GST.<p>The tampon tax has been a hot political issue …

Scott Morrison

Eric Abetz Hospitalised After Scott Morrison Says ‘Tampon’

Tasmanian senator Eric Abetz spent the weekend in intensive care after Treasurer Scott Morrison’s use of the word ‘tampon’ caused a minor cardiac …

Scott Morrison

States back Coalition push to axe 'tampon tax'

"This is something that women have no control over. It is something that is absolutely necessary in their lives and it shouldn't be taxed," Ms Trad …

Scott Morrison

Government moves to axe tampon tax

Treasurer Scott Morrison says it's time to end a 'source of frustration and angst' for women and axe the tax on tampons. Mr Morrison has written to …

Australian News

Treasurer moves to axe the tampon tax

Treasurer Scott Morrison has committed the coalition to exempting women's sanitary items from the GST, three months after Labor pledged the same.

Australia

Why We Want California's Tampon Tax Out

"Menstruators are being taxed over a natural, bodily function."<p><i>In this op-ed, Ting Ting Chen and Audrey Huang, interns at PERIOD, explain why they're campaigning to repeal California's tampon tax, and how you can help.</i><p>A month ago, this issue was not something we even knew about. We came to PERIOD’s …

Menstruation

Treasurer Scott Morrison vows to scrap tampon tax, admitting it never should have happened

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has vowed to remove the GST on tampons, describing it as an "anomaly" and a source of frustration for women.<p>Mr …

Scott Morrison

For less than $7 a month, you could never run out of tampons again

The new subscription service Athena Club just received $3.6 million in funding to deliver tampons timed to your cycle each month<p>Buying tampons …

Menstruation

‘Period Tax' Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

We need to change the message so that everyone views periods as healthy and normal<p>WaterAid/Jordi Ruiz Cirera<p>An abandoned toilet at Totcomana school, …

Menstruation

Vicious Cycle Podcast

Comedians and real-life friends Kate Elston, Meghann Hayes, and Meg Trowbridge are talking about periods. They always have, and they probably always …

Comedians

Girl Tosses Tampon Over Shoulder At Put-In-Bay Pool Party

Just Now<p>This girl doesn't want the party to stop!<p>The Alan Cox Show<p>Want to know more about The Alan Cox Show? Get their official bio, social pages & …

Tampons

Free pads, tampons for MSVU students this September

Menstruating​ students at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax will no longer need to pay for pads and tampons on campus.<p>Menstrual health …

Menstruation

This startup wants to deliver tampons — for less

Tampon subscription services have some new competition.<p>The New York startup Athena Club joins the crowded delivery field with its launch this …

Menstruation

How to Remove a Stuck Tampon

Having anything stuck in your vagina can be alarming, but it’s not as dangerous as it sounds. Your vagina is only 3 to 4 inches deep. Plus, the …

Muscle

Should You Get a Bikini Wax When You Have Your Period?

<i>As much as we love swapping</i> <i>tips and tricks</i> <i>to solve our biggest beauty dilemmas, there are some questions we may not feel comfortable asking our friends about, let alone Google without going incognito. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. In this series, we’ll be tackling those embarrassing beauty</i> …

Tampons

House passes 'menstrual equality' measure to allow tampon, pad purchases with health spending accounts

The House on Friday passed a bill allowing women to buy menstrual hygiene products with pre-tax money from health flexible spending accounts.<p>Rep. …

Menstruation

These kickass women set up a period pants brand loved by Mila Kunis - and we're all going to be wearing them

The women behind THINX have been hard at work breaking the period taboo since January 2014.<p>Today, along with a fair few period accidents, 100 million …

Lifestyle (UK)

Mother-of-two, 37, reveals how she developed deadly toxic shock syndrome caused by a fragment of tampon lining she didn't know had been left inside her

A woman has revealed how she was left fighting for her life after developing toxic shock syndrome caused by a small piece of lining from a tampon …

Lifestyle (UK)

WEIRD: Dem Congressman Has Tampon Obsession

A Democratic congressman has an obsession with making taxpayers pay for a certain kind of item for his staff members: tampons.<p>Sean Maloney (D-N.Y.), …

U.S. Politics

Arly Biosphere Reserve, Burkina Faso

• Core area(s) : 218,429.65 ha<br>• Buffer zone(s) tampon: 614,534.06 ha<br>• Tansition zone(s): 1,287,715.73 ha

Physical Geography

‘Saying no to the tampon tax is an attack on women and equality’

Share The Dignity founder Rochelle Courtenay has a strong message to any politician who votes to keep the tampon tax in place.<p><b>Share The Dignity</b> …

Lifestyle (Australia)

Make the Switch to a Menstrual Cup | Times Square Chronicles

Make the Switch to a Menstrual Cup<p>It is only a recent development that feminine sanitary products have taken a leap in the modern market and there …

Women's Health

What is the tampon tax in Australia?

It’s 2018 and about time we talked about the tax only half the population have to pay.<p>Where do we start when it comes to explaining Australia's …

Lifestyle (Australia)

5 Things You Didn't Know About Toxic Shock Syndrome

Tampons aren't the only cause, y'all.<p>When flu-like symptoms led Katie Emmerson, 34, to the hospital in 2016, toxic shock syndrome (TSS) was the last thing on her mind.<p>It felt like she had "a hangover that wouldn't go away," says Emmerson, who initially dismissed those flu-like symptoms (think: high …

Women's Health