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Wellbeing

“I spent a week working out in period pants and here’s why you should too”

Forget pad slips, tampon breaks or cup spills – pants are the key to cheaper, greener and easier periods

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Miranda Larbi
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Wellbeing

Alleviate period pain with ’pillow yoga’ – and without leaving your bed

An expert yoga instructor swears by it when she’s on her period.

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Alice Barraclough
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Podcasts

“Why can I not stop thinking about sex sometimes?” This podcast explains all

Maisie Hill has the answers on the Period Power podcast.

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Hollie Richardson
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Women

6 of the best eco-friendly sanitary brands you need to know about

27,938 used tampons and applicators were found on the world’s beaches in a single day. Let’s change that.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Jessica Rapana
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60% of women need to “budget” for their periods, and how is this 2019?

Our periods cost us £5000.

Life

Are “period badges” really the way to tackle menstruation stigma?

A company is asking female employees to wear a “special badge” if they are on their period.

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Jessica Rapana
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Life

A third of male office workers think discussing periods is unprofessional

It's 2019, and 32% of men still think talking about periods at work is inappropriate, study finds.

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Jessica Rapana
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People

How Charli XCX is fighting period shame, one tampon string at a time

Every woman should watch this video and be reminded that we don’t need to be ashamed by menstruation.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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the contraceptive pill
Life

Are we over the pill? Meet the women opting for hormone-free contraception

Is the pill really all it's cracked up to be?

Posted by
Sarah Biddlecombe
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Long Reads

We asked 50 women about smear tests. The answers were unexpected

“Who knew your cervix could move around so much and then hide at the worst possible moment?”

Posted by
Sarah Biddlecombe
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Beauty

“I tried Cyclical Living for a month and here's what happened”

Can living in tune to your period sort out your hormonal skin?

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Chloe Burcham
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Kayleigh Dray
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On sex, beauty and self-care: brilliant Caitlin Moran quotes to live your life by

You can always rely on Caitlin Moran’s words of wisdom to guide you through all aspects of life.

Chhaupadi: Teenage girls in Nepal exiled to period huts during menstruation
Life

Teens in Nepal document the stigma surrounding periods

“We are kept separately and not touched. I feel hated.”

Posted by
Sarah Biddlecombe
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Life

The comedy night fighting period poverty one laugh at a time

It's going to be bloody funny

Posted by
Megan Murray
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Life

Scotland is first to offer free sanitary products in every university, college and school

The government is funding a new £5.2m scheme to tackle period poverty

Posted by
Sarah Biddlecombe
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Long Reads

Alesha Dixon has a simple, yet powerful, solution to period poverty

137,000 girls in the UK are regularly missing school because they can’t afford sanitary protection. That needs to change

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Alesha Dixon
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People

Halsey absolutely refuses to let male managers make her feel ashamed of her endometriosis

“This is a reality for me and you need to suck it up and deal”

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Life

This new invention promises to make your period eco-friendly

You can prevent 12,000 pieces of plastic entering the sea by using it

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Moya Lothian-McLean
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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Woman claims she was fired for leaking during a heavy period at work

“Every woman dreads getting period symptoms when they're not expecting them, but I never thought I could be fired for it.”

Life

Science reveals the surprising truth about “period brain”

Looks like we can no longer blame our periods for everything...

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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