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This is the reality behind the viral period video that everyone is talking about

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Hollie Richardson
  • Period poverty in lockdown.
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    Lockdown is seriously impacting period poverty – here’s how you can help

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    Why fans are praising I May Destroy You’s period sex scene

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4 things I’ve learned fighting to end period poverty

And why it’s more important than ever...

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5 things you can do to help combat period poverty during this pandemic

Because periods don’t stop in a crisis

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4 activists on why we need to change the period narrative

Because everyone needs access to products, particularly in a pandemic

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The physical symptoms of burnout are wide ranging.
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This is what happens to our bodies when we’re burnt out

From delayed periods to headaches and dizziness, these are the tell-tale symptoms to look out for.

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Lauren Geall
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Lauren Geall
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Could lockdown be affecting your period?

We asked an expert to explain.

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What are irregular periods, and why do we get them? A gynaecologist answers our questions

Are you experiencing irregular periods during lockdown?

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Dr Anita Mitra
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Why a menstrual cup is the most life-changing purchase you’ll ever make

There has never been a better time to try a menstrual cup.

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Sonya Barber
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Panic-buying tampons will only make them less accessible to women who need them

Coronavirus stockpiling has resulted in a shortage of tampons on some supermarket shelves. Here’s why it needs to stop.

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Hollie Richardson
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“Doctors told me my period pains were nothing. Then I collapsed.”

Half of women with endometriosis have suicidal thoughts, and many say the pain has severely impacted their careers, education and relationships.

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Sarah Graham
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What is endometriosis? A gynaecologist answers our most common questions

What causes endometriosis, and is there a cure? A gynaecologist has the answers.

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Dr Anita Mitra
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Women talk about taboos.
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Five women on those body taboos we’re supposed to keep quiet about

Sex, body hair, pelvic floors – it’s time to talk.

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Stylist Team
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Laura Coryton
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This is how you can help end tampon tax, once and for all

Now that we’ve left the EU, it’s time to crack on with one of the government’s most important pledges – ending tampon tax.

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Why are women diagnosed years later than men for the same diseases?

No, you're not a hypochondriac for being concerned about your body. The gender health gap is real.

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Jennifer Lipman
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Period poverty
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People are claiming that period poverty “isn’t real” – and we’re having none of it

Women are sharing their own very real experiences online.

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Hollie Richardson
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Why every employer should offer free sanitary products at work

We’re women, we menstruate, and we’re part of the workplace. So let’s flex our choices.

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Nancy Saddington
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PMS is not a cultural myth.
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“A message to the academic who said PMS is just a ‘cultural myth’”

"When people say it’s not real, I often wonder how they would cope with living my life."

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Paula Akpan
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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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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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Hollie Richardson
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Emma Barnett’s period sex story is hilarious, but the subtext is worrying

You need to listen to this...

The Hormone Whisperer: Kay Ali
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“I met the hormone whisperer – and my cycle will never be the same again”

Hormone expert and nutritionist Kay Ali tells Stylist why we should think of our hormones like “superpowers”, and how we can use them to our advantage.

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Jessica Rapana
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