Menstruation

lifestyle

This Is Why You're So Anxious During PMS

There are lots of things to consider when it comes to stress and your period—including hormones, diet, and mental health in general.
Wendy Wisner
9 hours ago
lifestyle

Some Indian Women Are Quietly Cancelling Their Periods, and It’s Empowering

While we’ve been conditioned to believe that a monthly period is a sign of good health, women actually have a choice to give up on menstruation. We meet some Indian women who’ve made that choice.
Pallavi Pundir
a day ago
Save Yourselves

How to Have a Period Without Ruining the Planet

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.
Daisy Jones
7.4.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indian Clothes Factories Have Been Busted Giving Employees Illegal 'Painkillers' That Are Messing With Their Periods

To ensure max productivity, the unmarked pills are given under strict supervision and often lead to side-effects like depression, UTIs and miscarriages.
Shamani Joshi
6.13.19
Science

Please, Don't Use a Vacuum Cleaner to End Your Period Early

We spoke to a gynaecologist about "menstrual extractions".
Nana Baah
6.8.19
feminism

This Photographer Captures the Fragile Lives of Former ‘Goddesses’ in Nepal

Maria Contreras Coll went behind the scenes of one of the most criticised religious traditions in the world, to tell a story of the enduring power of young girls in Nepal.
Pallavi Pundir
5.28.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Indian Festival Is a Fuck-You to All Those Who Think Menstruating Is Still a Taboo

Women in India and Nepal will be protesting and playing games to shatter the prejudice against periods.
Shamani Joshi
5.16.19
Menstruation

This Is How One Country Gave Free Menstrual Products to All Its Students

The Scottish government allocated £9.2 million to offer free sanitary products in schools and convinced other places in the UK to follow suit.
Siobhan Ball
4.18.19
Stuff

We Asked an Economist What Would Happen if All Women Took 'Period Leave'

Would the economy crumble as businesses fell apart under the strain? Er, no—and it might actually make work more productive for everyone.
Amelia Dimoldenberg
3.8.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Is the Oscar-Winning Documentary on Menstruation in India Worthy of the Win?

In the sea of evolved conversations on menstruation in India, 'Period: The End of Sentence' comes across as superficial noise.
Pallavi Pundir
2.26.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Nepalese Women Keep Dying After Being Banished to 'Period Huts'

A centuries-old tradition known as 'chhaupadi' forces people to leave the family home when they're menstruating.
Gavin Butler
2.19.19
Religion

Why Indian Women Are Fighting to Pray Inside Their Own Temples

In India, women are banned from entering Hindu temples if they are on their period. But increasing numbers are protesting to demand the right to worship, pray, and menstruate inside religious institutions.
Mari Shibata
2.11.19
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