My daughter is only two, but I’m already thinking about how I’ll explain periods to her.
Why? Because I want her education about her body – in fact the education of her whole generation of girls –...Read More
Women who suffer from pelvic pain due to endometriosis may need help with their mental health. A new study suggests, endometriosis and psychological health are connected.Read More
The other week, Obama made the statement that tampon tax is something that everyone should fight against. It has chastised millions of women across all corners of the world for generations, he...Read More
Minerva Surgical, a Bay Area (San Fran) startup developing an ablation device that can curb abnormally heavy menstrual periods, just tacked on another $15 million to its cash reserve, according to...Read More
Making your ‘time of the month’ matter.
Period tracking apps can help you pinpoint the days when you’re most fertile, understand the nuances of your cycle, and ensure you’re never...Read More
A new study from the Spanish gynecology clinic Institut Marquès in Barcelona has found that fetuses can hear and react to sound after only 16 weeks of development, Engadget reports. Following this...Read More
Never in my career – or, indeed, my personal life – have I spent as much time discussing periods as in 2015.
Barely a week went by when menstruation wasn't hitting the headlines. From new sanitary...Read More
My Dad is a hero. He’s the father of six girls - I’m the eldest - and he’s always been there for every triumph and disaster, staying up all night with a bucket when we all got the same stomach...Read More
There’s nothing quite like meeting someone who understands what it’s like to go through real, proper period pains… a genuine wash of relief that comes over you when you realise that...Read More
When an Indian man invented a simple machine for poor rural women to make cheap sanitary pads, the idea was to provide jobs for some, and hygiene for millions – often for the first time. The...Read More
Good advice from a good mum
I remember the day my period started for the first time. I was 12 and other than hearing the vague and cryptic comments from my friends at school and an older sister...Read More
Cod-pieces. Under-butlers. Skirts over trousers. All popular in their time and yet now utterly incomprehensible. With today’s vote in Parliament, it’s now tampon tax standing in the docks (looking...Read More
Campaigners will hand a 198,000-strong petition calling for VAT on tampons to be scrapped to George Osborne today.Currently sanitary products are taxed at five per cent – while items such as...Read More
There’s a surf spot along Dockweiler State Beach in LA called ‘shit pipe’.
It lived up to its name as county authorities closed down the beach a few nights ago as a result of “medical waste”Read More
Watch this advert. What do you make of it?
Translation: a girl gets her period and all of a sudden becomes a larger body size, emotional, hungry, and, well, just generally unstable.Read More
Hundreds of you sent in questions for Skunk Bear’s live conversation with three astronauts and NASA’s chief scientist on Tuesday. The most common question was:“What happens when you get your...Read More
Fluctuating hormone levels change a woman’s social behaviour over the course of the menstrual cycle. Mood swings and irritability before the period as well as a greater interest in sex during...Read More