pads

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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.
Leila Ettachfini
7.27.18
please stop

This Is What Happens When You Flush Things That Shouldn't Be Flushed

Condoms, tampons, and wet wipes belong in the trash can, people.
Jesse Hicks
9.13.17
periods

Biodegradable Pads Are Almost Here

Scientists developed a thin pad that breaks down in weeks, not centuries.
Erene Stergiopoulos
5.17.17
healthcare

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.
Garnet Henderson
1.25.17
Pill

What Happens When You Get Your Period in Space?

Hint: You can only use one of two Space Station toilets.
Kate Lunau
4.21.16
Stuff

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.
Diego Urdaneta
3.22.16
Health

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...
Annamarya Scaccia
2.29.16
Stuff

Soaking It Up With Menstrual Sea Sponges

Looking into the growing trend of managing periods with porous objects that are technically animals.
Naeun Kim
11.10.15
Stuff

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.
Wendy Syfret
10.9.15
Stuff

A Guide to Periods for Men

It is a process that repeats itself ova and ova and ova.
Lisa Ludwig
8.14.15
Stuff

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.
Maddison Connaughton
8.11.15
Stuff

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.
Tori Telfer
6.26.15
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