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Tampon tax

Campaigners celebrate the end of tampon tax: the sexist surcharge none of us needed

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Hollie Richardson
  • Free tampons in Scotland.
    Health

    Scotland just became the first country in the world to make tampons and pads available for free

  • Banned Tampax advert in Ireland.
    Life

    This banned advert has sparked a debate about period shaming

  • Life

    Why a menstrual cup is the most life-changing purchase you’ll ever make

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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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endometriosis
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

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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Life

Period products will now be free in English state schools

Free tampons in schools at last!

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Harriet Marsden
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Nancy Saddington
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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.

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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Long Reads

We asked 50 women about smear tests. The answers were unexpected

“Who knew your cervix could move around so much and then hide at the worst possible moment?”

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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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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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

When will the tampon tax finally be abolished?

When you can expect to see the back of this ridiculous tax

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Megan Murray
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Visible Women

Women’s Daily Dispatch: The news you need to know on 2/3/18

A new invention promises to make your period more eco-friendly - and the life expectancy of England’s poorest girls has fallen

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Lothian-McLean
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This new invention promises to make your period eco-friendly

You can prevent 12,000 pieces of plastic entering the sea by using it

Life

The unique way this Scottish company is fighting period poverty in the UK

“Buy one, give one.”

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Susan Devaney
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Life

The new tampon-alternative promising mess-free sex

Hello blood-free sheets

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Megan Murray
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Life

This period-themed art is causing outrage on Stockholm’s subway

Unfortunately, periods are still taboo in 2017

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Susan Devaney
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Careers

Idiot complains about colleague’s period cramps - and HR backs him up

People menstruate, Guy – get over it

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

The Budget 2017: What does it mean for women?

Spreadsheet Phil lays out his cards on the table

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Stylist Team
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Life

Family celebrate girl’s first period in a very unique way

“My family is super extra”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Harriet Hall
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Tampon sales in the UK have plummeted dramatically, but why?

New figures show that women in the UK are buying five million fewer packets of tampons each year.

Life

Finally, a sanitary pad advert that's not scared of actual blood

Sorry weirdly happy rollerblading woman in a white tennis skirt

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Amy Swales
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