Tampons and pads all contain plastic, and generate more than 200,000 tonnes of waste per year. Here's what you can do about it.
In Kentucky, a judge was outraged after a female inmate was brought into her courtroom without pants on, having been denied access to female hygiene products for days. Advocates explain how our prison system is failing women.
"Menstruation is a sign of good health and a cornerstone of life," he says. "A period is the very essence of femininity."
Tampons—and the lack of them in offices—have become a political issue in the UK.