Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder is the understudied evil twin of PMS, and it drives 15 percent of its sufferers to attempt suicide.
Trials have just started for the first drug to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder, a debilitating condition still ignored by some doctors.
There's an entire medical field around reproductive health and psychiatry, but doctors say the helpful treatments have yet to be fully accepted by mainstream medicine.
A new wave of books about women's bodies looks set to turn 'that time of the month' from a punchline to properly understood reality.
Is PMS biological or "cultural?" This mystery deserves boner-caliber research too.
"Have you ever been tempted to taste your blood?"
It's time people took the mental repercussions of periods seriously.
As long as sanitary ware is classified as a "nonessential" and "luxury" item, and isn't given out for free like condoms, homeless women may be forced to shoplift for tampons and towels, or resort to using tissue from McDonald's toilets.