This Is Why You're So Anxious During PMS
There are lots of things to consider when it comes to stress and your period—including hormones, diet, and mental health in general.
This Is How One Country 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.
Furloughed Government Employees Are Running Out of Menstrual Products
Over the last couple weeks, I Support the Girls, a nonprofit for menstrual equity, has been inundated by requests for period products from workers affected by the shutdown.
Kotex Tampons Are Being Recalled After Reports of Them Unravelling Inside People's Vaginas
One type of Kotex tampon is being pulled from shelves after some customers had to seek medical attention.
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.
This User-Friendly Menstrual Cup Is What Happens When Design Is Inclusive
When her old cup kept failing her, Jane Adame, whose connective-tissue condition makes her joints unstable, had to imagine there was a better way.
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.
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.
Being Hormonal Is Actually A Good Thing
What we consider 'hormonal' is actually a sign of higher intelligence.
The Women Teaching America About the 'Fifth Vital Sign': Periods
After caring for pregnant people who lacked basic knowledge of reproductive health, nurse Kelsey Knight and doula Emily Varnam created a course using menstruation as a measure of health and taught it across 43 states.
Hannah H. Kim
Girls Who Get Their Periods Early Show More Symptoms of Depression
The symptoms persisted well into adulthood.
Why Your Dreams Get Wild Right Before Your Period
We asked two doctors if your premenstrual dreams actually mean anything, and why they occur.