Menstruation

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
Religion

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
Menstruation

Blood Money: The Race to Crack India's Lucrative Menstruation Market

The vast majority of women in India don't use sanitary products, instead relying on everything from cow dung and newspapers when it comes to that time of the month. But local entrepreneurs are determined to change that with reusable pads, menstrual...
Rebecca Hobson
1.26.19
News

Kotex Tampons Are Being Recalled After Reports of Them Unravelling Inside People's Vaginas

One type of Kotex tampon is being pulled from shelves after some customers had to seek medical attention.
Susan Rinkunas
12.14.18
Asking for a friend

Do Periods Really Stop in the Water?

Gravity is your ally.
Cindy Lamothe
7.21.17
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