Periods

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    Long Reads

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    Life

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

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    Life

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Latest Stories

free sanitary products tampons
Long Reads

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.

Posted by
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."

Posted by
Paula Akpan
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Life

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.

Posted by
Jessica Rapana
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Life

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.

Posted by
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
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.

Posted by
Jessica Rapana
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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.

Posted by
Megan Murray
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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.

Posted by
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.

Posted by
Hannah-Rose Yee
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Charlie's Angels
Life

Why that Charlie’s Angels tampon scene is so important

Director Elizabeth Banks has explained everything.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Life

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

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

Posted by
Christobel Hastings
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Ava Welsing-Kitcher
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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?

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.

Posted by
Ore Ogunbiyi
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Period poverty
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.

Posted by
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!

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Life

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."

Posted by
Megan Murray
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Tampons illustration
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

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Posted by
Moya Crockett
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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.

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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