Period

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
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
Opinion

Why Can’t Pop Culture Portray the Period?

It's a vitally important narrative to normalize.
Laura Winnick
11.23.18
Period

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.
Georgie Wright
9.3.18
Asking for a friend

Do Periods Really Stop in the Water?

Gravity is your ally.
Cindy Lamothe
7.21.17
Menstruation

Why Are Tampons a Taboo in Indonesia?

We talk to women about why tampons can be so terrifying.
Cassie Martin and Natalie Stuart
3.8.17