Periods

  • Life

    A third of male office workers think discussing periods is unprofessional

  • Emma Barnett
    People

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

  • The Hormone Whisperer: Kay Ali
    Life

    “I met the hormone whisperer – and my cycle will never be the same again”

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Life

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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Megan Murray
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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.

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Dr Anita Mitra
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Life

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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Hollie Richardson
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Why that Charlie’s Angels tampon scene is so important

Director Elizabeth Banks has explained everything.

Life

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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Beauty

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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Life

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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Hollie Richardson
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Life

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"

Posted by
Megan Murray
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Vulva feminist art in London
Life

Vulva artwork takes over women’s public toilets for this reason

And they look amazing!

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Hollie Richardson
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Megan Murray
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Women gloriously roast a man who can’t believe periods happen at night

"Yes. It is true. When we sleep, our breathing comes to a complete stop and our hearts stop beating. Our soul is then transferred to a cloud."

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Life

Wales just struck a major blow against period poverty in the UK

The Welsh government has announced a scheme addressing period poverty in schools. It’s a reminder that feminist activism can make a difference

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Why are hardly any women’s charities being supported by the tampon tax?

Over 100 experts have signed an open letter arguing that women’s organisations should benefit from the tampon tax.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Long Reads

Why women need to start being bloody difficult about their health

No, you're not a hypochondriac for being concerned about your body

Posted by
Jennifer Lipman
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what is an irregular period
Long Reads

Ask Gynae Geek: your most Googled questions about irregular periods, answered

Are irregular periods caused by stress? And can they affect fertility? Gynae Geek has the answers

Posted by
Dr Anita Mitra
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philip hammond spring statement period poverty
Long Reads

Why the government’s pledge to end period poverty is so vitally important

“Together we have secured a change that a few years ago seemed inconceivable: a solution to period poverty”

Posted by
Laura Coryton
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Opinion

10 things I want you to know about making change happen

From the founder of #FreePeriods

In partnership with
philosophy
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Kayleigh Dray
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Academy Awards 2019: How Netflix smashed period taboos at the Oscars

Menstruation is making headlines at the Oscars this year, and for good reason...

Life

Why it matters that we’re getting a period emoji

It won’t eliminate stigma on its own – but if it helps start important conversations, then that’s worth celebrating.

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Moya Crockett
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