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    We try the innovative new age period products worth knowing about

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

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    Life

    A book with 15 free tampons inside it has sold out for this political reason

Latest Stories

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"

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Megan Murray
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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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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."

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Megan Murray
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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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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.

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Long Reads

Ask Gynae Geek: your most Googled questions about endometriosis, answered

What causes endometriosis, and is there a cure? Gynae Geek has the answers

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Dr Anita Mitra
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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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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

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Dr Anita Mitra
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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

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Melissa Berton (center L) and Rayka Zehtabchi (center R) accept the Short Film (Live Action) award for 'Period. End of Sentence.' onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Life

Academy Awards 2019: How Netflix smashed period taboos at the Oscars

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

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Kayleigh Dray
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Moya Crockett
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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.

Life

How Mary Queen of Scots exposed the media’s squeamishness about periods

You’d think the world was getting over its problem with menstruation – but the response to Josie Rourke’s film suggests otherwise.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

These are the shocking stats around period poverty in the UK

The issue is much closer to home than you may have thought

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Visible Women

This inventor could have revolutionised periods. Why was she ignored?

The true story of forgotten inventor Mary Davidson Kenner, who created an innovative new menstrual pad in 1956.

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Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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Life

“Why a Mooncup is the most life-changing purchase you’ll make”

Your periods are about to get a serious make-over.

Posted by
Sonya Barber
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Long Reads

“Doctors told me my period pains were nothing. Then I collapsed.”

Does the new endometriosis pill prove women’s health is finally being taken seriously?

Posted by
Sarah Graham
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Opinion

“India has scrapped its tampon tax. Why are we still paying it in the UK?”

The world’s ‘most dangerous country for women’ is ending taxes on sanitary products – but in the supposedly enlightened UK, we’re still being forced to pay up.

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Moya Crockett
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Susan Devaney
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Why Ruby Raut wants women everywhere to wear WUKA ‘period pants’

Stylist meets WUKA co-founder, Ruby Raut

Life

Female MP makes ground-breaking move by discussing her period in parliament

Scottish Labour's Danielle Rowley got real about period poverty in a revolutionary way

Posted by
Megan Murray
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