Menstruation

Menstruation, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

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Periods are the ultimate sign of health – why are we so ashamed of them?

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Chloe Gray
  • Period anxiety: Why do so many of us still struggle being honest about our periods?
    Health

    In 2022, why is there still so much shame in opening up about our periods?

  • Period poverty: 1 in 4 UK women and girls are struggling to afford period products amid the cost-of-living crisis
    News

    The period poverty crisis in the UK is getting worse – and the cost of living is to blame

  • Woman checking fitness watch
    Strength

    Your menstrual cycle could be throwing off this reading on your fitness tracker

Latest Stories

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Wellbeing

6 women reveal how they manage their period on holiday

“With the right prep there is nowhere you can’t go and nothing you can’t do when you are menstruating.”

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Alex Sims
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Wellbeing

Hang on, is it a bad idea to drink alcohol during your period?

We ask the experts.

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Ashley Broadwater
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A woman in pyjamas holding her stomach while curled up in bed
Wellbeing

You can lose 7.5 hours of sleep during each period — this is why

Have you ever noticed you struggle to snooze during your time of the month?

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Chloe Gray
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Woman eating fruit
Wellbeing

Your cravings aren’t a lie: why you need to eat more when you have PMS

A doctor breaks down appetite changes around the menstrual cycle.

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Chloe Gray
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Chloe Gray
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Hang on, is it just a myth that our menstrual cycle influences our mood?

Dr Hazel Wallace investigates the ‘hormonal woman’ myth.

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Health

The harsh reality of period poverty for refugees around the world

“Too many women don’t have the confidence, language or vocabulary to discuss periods.”

Posted by
Lauren Crosby Medlicott
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Pattern of menstrual cups
Wellbeing

Menstrual cups don’t work for everyone – here’s why

There are other equally as sustainable alternatives.

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Ellie Sivins
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Womb illustration
Wellbeing

“At 32, I barely know anything about my own menstrual cycle – and I’m not alone”

How much do you really know about your womb?

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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How to track your cycle
Wellbeing

How to track your menstrual cycle if you don’t have a period (and why it’s important)

Monitoring your menstrual cycle could help you to improve your overall health.

Posted by
Alice Porter
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woman with period pains
Wellbeing

This simple activity can help relieve your period pains (and it doesn’t involve meds)

A guide to transforming your pain into pleasure every month.

Posted by
Alice Porter
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Woman looking out of a plane window
Wellbeing

“My period’s gone AWOL – could flying be to blame?”

Some women report huge changes to their cycles when travelling.

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Lisa Bowman
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Chloe Gray
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The one surprising thing that could impact your period cycle

Read this if you’ve come on earlier than expected.

Woman looking at smart watch on a run
Strength

Should you exercise differently depending on the phase of your period cycle?

Jessica Ennis-Hill does it…

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Bridie Wilkins
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Wellbeing

This is why your period gets heavier as you age (and why it’s totally normal)

Experts explain how our periods change throughout the years.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Illustration of period cycle and gut health
Wellbeing

This is how your menstrual cycle and gut health are linked, according to a doctor

Yes, we’re talking about period poo…

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Workouts for endometriosis
Workouts

“These are the 5 workouts I swear by to help manage my endometriosis symptoms”

Some forms of exercise are more soothing than others.

Posted by
Izzie Deibe
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How to eat according to your period
Nutrition

How to eat to boost energy and mood across each part of your cycle

We’re all searching for menstrual nutrition on Pinterest, apparently.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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Nutrition

Struggling with low energy during your period? Here are the best foods to help

Support your training and your mood with your nutrition.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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Chloe Gray
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‘Body literacy’ might just be the answer to feeling more in tune with yourself

Hands up if your periods, nervous system, energy levels or fitness levels feel out of whack?

How to make period running more comfy
Workouts

Running on your period? These 7 simple tips will make it more comfortable

Don’t let a bit of blood put you off.

Posted by
Katie Yockey
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