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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.

Lessons from the UK’s First Period Conference

The UK’s first conference on periods brought together organisations from all over the UK to share their experiences of period poverty and period taboos, and to develop a manifesto to tackle these issues.

Why is Menstruation Still Holding Girls Back?

There is still a great need to address the issues adolescent girls and young women face holistically, and this includes advocating for the provision of affordable solutions for every girl in every school as a basic right.

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