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Ojibwe women conduct a year-long ritual for their girls when they start menstruation. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

How a Native American coming-of-age ritual is making a comeback

Historically, indigenous people celebrated a girl's transition to womanhood with a year-long ritual. Many such ritual practices were made 'illegal' by the US and Canadian governments.
What makes chips and chocolate so appealing at certain times of the month? Ken Tannenbaum/Shutterstock.com

Ack! I need chocolate! The science of PMS food cravings

Women might find themselves reaching for sweets and potato chips in the two weeks before their period, even if they don't have a diagnosis of PMS. An OBGYN explains these cyclical food cravings.
Many women perceive period pain as something they just have to put up with. But the symptoms can be managed. From shutterstock.com

Period pain is impacting women at school, uni and work. Let’s be open about it

Period pain is common, and the evidence shows it can hinder a woman's performance at school, university and work. To tackle this problem, we need to start talking about it.

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