periods

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
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
periods

Organic Cotton Tampons Don't Protect You From Toxic Shock Syndrome

A new study challenges the idea that cotton tampons and menstrual cups are less risky than traditional tampons when it comes to TSS.
Susan Rinkunas
4.30.18
LGBTQ

We Asked Couples Who Menstruate About Period Syncing

Do relationships that bleed together stay together?
Laura Bell
2.21.18
Health

Living With Endometriosis, an Agonising Disease Without a Known Cause or Cure

For most of her life, Chloe has struggled with debilitating periods. When she was 25, she finally went to the hospital. It took four years to diagnose her. Why won't doctors take menstrual pain seriously?
Rosa Furneaux
12.7.17
periods

What Men Aren't Taught About Periods

Lads, here are the answers to your questions about that bleeding thing we do.
Hannah Ewens
10.11.17
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