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Plus how to make sure you aren't dealing with too much discomfort.
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Many people haven't even heard of PMDD.
‘Have you ever seen a woman bleed blue liquid? No.’
Nearly half (48%) of girls aged 14-21 in the UK are embarrassed by their periods, a new survey has found. The findings, based on a survey commissioned by girls' rights charity Plan International UK, e...
Plus why we get so hungry in the first place.
A mum has shared a photo of her five-year-old son's drawing of her that highlighted the fact she was on her period. Penny Rohleder, from New South Wales, Australia, shared the family portrait with mum...
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A transgender artist released a powerful photo last week in an attempt to broaden the cultural understanding of the different types of people who experience menstruation. Cass Clemmer, who uses they/t...
The effects can last up to a whole year.
Young women are being held back from participating in sport at school due to taboos around periods, new research suggests. In a survey of 2,000 adult women, almost half (46%) stated that they had used...
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Periods are a regular part of being female, yet many women still appear to be ashamed of them. A new survey has revealed that men generally feel more comfortable discussing periods than women - 21% of...
Having a period is a normal and natural part of being a woman, but certain vegan bloggers would like you to think otherwise. Miliany Bonet, who runs the blog RawVeganLiving, recently advised women how...
Sometimes I look at my brother and wonder how he can afford that. And then I remember...
We were bloody sceptical at first.
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We're not going to beat about the bush here, periods are the absolute worst. Aside from the obvious reason, there's also the joy of being constantly worried about leakage, dealing with cramps and cont...
The misdiagnosis. The myths. The operations. The hysterectomies. The lost opportunities. The cost. And the pain, the dreadful pain.
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A quirky take on abolishing period stigma.
Actress Meghan Markle is adding her voice to those of women speaking out about the need to abolish period stigma around the world. The "Suits" star recounted her experience visiting with young women i...
1. You're not eating enough.
*inhales all chocolate in sight*
Periods come with all sorts of inconvenient side effects, but that doesn't mean we can't sit back and laugh at them every once in a while. Below, Sarah Andersen of Sarah's Scribbles breaks down some o...
There goes another pair of cute underwear.
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By now, Kylie Jenner is used to shutting down plastic surgery gossip. She recently had to do it again: Thanks to a new round of sexy Snapchats and Instagram posts on Thursday, the 19-year-old accident...
This week, Olympian Fu Yuanhui was praised for speaking openly about painful period cramps after she came fourth in the women's 4x100m medley relay. While she was comfortable speaking out about menstr...
‘I wanted to design a product that wasn’t reliant on underwear.’
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More than 1 billion women around the world do not have access to a toilet during their periods.
It’s that time of the month and all you’re craving is chocolate, ice cream and chips. We’re grumpy, tired and sore, and if we want a whole tub of chocolate fudge brownie ice cream, that’s what we’re g...
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We’ve all been there, ladies. But maybe not this badly. A photo from a JC Penny fashion catalogue has gone viral after being posted on image sharing site Imgur with the caption “Really could’ve picked...
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For years, most women have been presented with two options: pads or tampons. But I'm here to tell you about another -- one the government and pad/tampon companies don't want you to cotton on to: the menstrual cup *sound of heaven gates opening*.
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I've Googled it and it's definitely not a place. It's not even the name of a tasty German sausage. It's actually a really difficult to say medical word for ovulation pain. Yes, they have a really difficult to say medical word for ovulation pain. Who knew?
If you're a female of menstruating age and you don't know what pre-period breast pain feels like, then go and buy a lottery ticket immediately. You're obviously a) extremely lucky and b) a member of t...