What It's Like Growing Up with the Belief that Tampons Take Virginity
As a teen, I felt stuck in a miserable balancing act: hiding tampons from my family or being shamed by friends for not using them.
This Is What Happens When You Flush Things That Shouldn't Be Flushed
Condoms, tampons, and wet wipes belong in the trash can, people.
Biodegradable Pads Are Almost Here
Scientists developed a thin pad that breaks down in weeks, not centuries.
College Kids Want Free Tampons for America
College campuses are leading the charge to provide tampons, pads, and other sanitary supplies to everyone, free of charge.
What Happens When You Get Your Period in Space?
Hint: You can only use one of two Space Station toilets.
Venezuela Is Running Low on Condoms, Birth Control, and Shampoo
Condoms cost about $70 each, while the government is trying to teach women how to make their own pads, with fabric.
The Price Young Girls Pay When Tampons Aren't Free
When students don't have access to menstrual products, they suffer academically and face potential health risks—and it's especially bad for those living in poverty. Because of this, New York City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland is trying to make...
Soaking It Up With Menstrual Sea Sponges
Looking into the growing trend of managing periods with porous objects that are technically animals.
For Asylum Seekers Menstruation Is a Complicated and Often Humiliating Process
Women are often forced to line up for hours to access pads and tampons. Many bleed through their clothes and are forced to make due with tent cloths.
A Guide to Periods for Men
It is a process that repeats itself ova and ova and ova.
A Night Out with Anonymous X
The group is made up of volunteers who hand out high-calorie meal packs, clothes, and sanitary products to Melbourne's homeless.
The Future of Periods Will Be High-Tech, Messy, and Might Involve Jellyfish
In the future, there could be computerized tampons that tell you when to change them, dissolvable tampons that can release HIV-prevention medication, and tampons that even detect ovarian cancer.