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Periods, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

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

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Hollie Richardson
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    Skincare

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

  • Tampons on a blue background
    Life

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

  • Here's the exacerbating truth of working with PMDD
    Long Reads

    The exacerbating reality of working with chronic PMS

Latest Stories

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.

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Victoria Sanusi
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Banned Tampax advert in Ireland.
Life

This banned advert has sparked a debate about period shaming

A Tampax advert received 150 complaints in Ireland.

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Hollie Richardson
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Life

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

#WombStories is trending on Twitter, and rightly so…

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Hollie Richardson
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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.

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Hollie Richardson
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Chloe Gray
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Try these yoga poses to help ease period pain

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

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.

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Hollie Richardson
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Life

4 things I’ve learned fighting to end period poverty

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

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The Body Shop
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

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The Body Shop
The physical symptoms of burnout are wide ranging.
Life

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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Life

Could lockdown be affecting your period?

We asked an expert to explain.

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Lauren Geall
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Dr Anita Mitra
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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?

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.

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Sonya Barber
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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.

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Hollie Richardson
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Long Reads

“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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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
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Women talk about taboos.
Life

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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Long Reads

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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Jennifer Lipman
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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.

Period poverty
Life

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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