Menstruation

Menstruation

This Is How the UK 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
4.19.19
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

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

A centuries-old tradition known as 'chhaupadi' forces people to leave the family home while 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

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
1.27.19
periods

A Guide to Getting Into Menstrual Cups

The long-lasting, reusable blood funnels have a rabid fan base. Here's everything you need to know about using a tiny chalice for your periods.
Claire Lampen
12.4.18
puberty

These Puberty Videos Take First Periods to GoT Levels

Which might explain why some of them have nearly half a million views.
Naman Mukesh Chaudhary
8.12.18
Asking for a friend

Can I Skip My Period Safely?

Doctors break down why getting your period is actually optional.
Elizabeth Brown
5.31.18
LGBTQ

We Asked Couples Who Menstruate About Period Syncing

Do relationships that bleed together stay together?
Laura Bell
2.21.18
Asking for a friend

Do Periods Really Stop in the Water?

Gravity is your ally.
Cindy Lamothe
7.23.17
The Restless Youth Issue

Breaking the Cycle That Keeps Girls Out of School Monthly

High school senior Maya Penn is working to get sanitary products to women and girls in developing countries.
Mary Pilon
5.1.17
First Nations

The Women Trying to Make Periods More Affordable in Northern Indigenous Communities

Tampons can cost more than twice as much Canada’s far north.
Geraldine Malone
2.28.17