Menstrual Health

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Why We Need an Integrated Response to Period Poverty in Pandemics

When household incomes are constricted, often luxury items, and even period products, are deprioritised. This impacts an individual’s ability to attain menstrual health – and the risk of experiencing period poverty. So, how is COVID-19 impacting period poverty? What can be done to address period poverty during this pandemic?

Periods during Pandemics Illustration

Periods Don’t Stop During Pandemics

COVID-19 and menstruation have more things in common than one would think! Read why COVID-19 has brought existing inequalities to light and the fight for gender equity through good menstrual health is a dimension that should not be forgotten during the pandemic.

Why Menstrual Products Should be Free for All

In Zimbabwe, many girls in remote rural regions, and other disadvantaged areas such as farming communities, stay at home for the entire length of their periods. This is primarily because of the fear and shame that exists around leaking in front of others.

Menstrual Cups: Breaking the Bloody Taboo

Menstrual Cups: Breaking the Bloody Taboo

The first time I used my menstrual cup I felt empowered. It was the first time I had properly understood my vagina, my menstrual cycle and my menstrual blood.

Menstrual Pain is a Public Health Matter

Menstrual Pain is a Public Health Matter

Menstruation is a normal biological process and we should not shame people for it. We must not neglect menstrual pain or matters surrounding it.

Taking Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Seriously by Gabrielle Rocha Rios for Girls' Globe

Taking Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Seriously

The symptoms of PMDD are similar to those of PMS, but much more severe, and also include loss of interest in daily activities, difficulty concentrating, irritability, sudden mood swings, and severe anxiety and/or depression.

The Global Movement Against the Tampon Tax

Starting January 1, 2020, the sales taxes or value added tax (VAT) on menstrual products has been reduced from 17% to 9% in Germany. The change has been welcomed and celebrated across the world by advocates for menstrual equity and the elimination of sales taxes that mark menstrual products as luxury items.

Organic Tampons - Everything You Need to Know Girls' Globe Menstruation Climate and the Environment

Everything You Need to Know about Organic Tampons

It isn’t easy to find information on how organic tampons are different, how they should be used and disposed of, or how they impact the environment. I have created a guide to help you make a more informed decision about your menstrual health.

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