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Latest Stories

A woman experiencing burnout
Life

The physical symptoms of burnout to keep an eye out for while WFH

From delayed periods to headaches and dizziness, these are the tell-tale signs.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
Period advert.
Life

This shame-busting video just joined the fight to show real periods on our screens

“We’ve been made to feel gross, made to feel like we’ve got no choice…”

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Period-Skincare-Bethany-Fulton
Skincare

Period skincare is on the rise, but does the science support it?

One writer finds out.

Posted by
Bethany Fulton
Published
Tampons on a blue background
Life

Why Superdrug’s new period products for “people who menstruate” are so important

It’s about time we got rid of the idea that a woman = someone who has periods.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
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Raifa Rafiq
Published

The exacerbating reality of working with chronic PMS

Women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder have found working from home life-changing but what's going to happen when lockdown eventually eases?

Life

From miscarriages to menopause: why we need to be open about our health stories

Candice Brathwaite and Lauren Mahon are encouraging women to talk about their health and intimate experiences.

Posted by
Victoria Sanusi
Published
Banned Tampax advert in Ireland.
Life

This banned advert has sparked a debate about period shaming

A Tampax advert received 150 complaints in Ireland.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Period adverts
Life

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

#WombStories is trending on Twitter, and rightly so…

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Period poverty in lockdown.
Life

Lockdown is seriously impacting period poverty – here’s how you can help

Demand for period products is on the rise.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Yoga for period pain
Strong Women

Try these yoga poses to help ease period pain

Yoga teacher Sarah Highfield explains how gentle movement can help with cramps.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
I May Destroy You
Life

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

The third episode of Michaela Coel’s hit new series aired last night.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
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Emily Badiozzaman
Published

4 things I’ve learned fighting to end period poverty

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

Life

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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The Body Shop
Life

4 activists on why we need to change the period narrative

Because everyone needs access to products, particularly in a pandemic

In partnership with
The Body Shop
A pile of tampons
Life

Could lockdown be affecting your period?

We asked an expert to explain.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
irregular periods lockdown
Long Reads

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

Are you experiencing irregular periods during lockdown?

Posted by
Dr Anita Mitra
Published
Life

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.

Posted by
Sonya Barber
Published
free sanitary products tampons
Life

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.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Posted by
Sarah Graham
Published

“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.

endometriosis pain
Long Reads

What is endometriosis? A gynaecologist answers our most common questions

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

Posted by
Dr Anita Mitra
Published