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

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Hollie Richardson
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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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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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Laura Coryton
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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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What causes irregular periods? A gynaecologist answers all our most Googled questions

Are irregular periods caused by stress? And can they affect fertility? A gynaecologist has the answers.

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Dr Anita Mitra
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Hollie Richardson
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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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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.
Life

“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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Emma Barnett
People

Emma Barnett’s period sex story is hilarious, but the subtext is worrying

You need to listen to this...

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Hollie Richardson
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The Hormone Whisperer: Kay Ali
Life

“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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Megan Murray
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Woman shares dad’s curveball response after she asks him to buy sanitary pads

And Twitter trolls aren't here for it.

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Period leave: Would it help women in the workplace – or hold us back?

We lose up to nine days of productivity a year thanks to periods – but would it really be better to stay at home? Stylist investigates.

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Robyn Wilder
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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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Why that Charlie’s Angels tampon scene is so important

Director Elizabeth Banks has explained everything.

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Hollie Richardson
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Alternative period products: 5 women trial the latest eco-friendly sanitary brands

Pads, tampons, pants or cups: which way will you go?

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Christobel Hastings
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We try the innovative new age period products worth knowing about

Did you know there were two types of menstrual cup?

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Ava Welsing-Kitcher
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Black women with PCOS are being let down by the NHS.
Life

“Black women with PCOS are being failed by doctors – and it’s causing a loss of trust in the NHS”

A lack of research means specialists don’t understand exactly what causes PCOS and how it should be diagnosed.

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Ore Ogunbiyi
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Hollie Richardson
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A book with 15 free tampons inside it has sold out for this political reason

Tampons are taxed at nearly three times the rate as books are in Germany.

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Period poverty in the UK: 1 in 5 young girls are being bullied at school, here’s how you can help

Male classmates are calling them "dirty" and "disgusting"

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Megan Murray
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