Period

8.22.19

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.

6.8.19

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

We spoke to a gynaecologist about "menstrual extractions".

5.28.19

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.

5.16.19

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.

2.26.19

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.

2.19.19

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.

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11.23.18

Why Can’t Pop Culture Portray the Period?

It's a vitally important narrative to normalize.

9.3.18

Scotland Is Going to Be the First Country to Make Pads and Tampons Free for All Students

The $6.7 million USD scheme is a major step in eradicating period poverty, which sees hundreds of thousands of young women struggle to afford basic sanitary products.

7.21.17

Do Periods Really Stop in the Water?

Gravity is your ally.

3.8.17

Why Are Tampons a Taboo in Indonesia?

We talk to women about why tampons can be so terrifying.