There are more than 30 different types of contraceptive pills. But brand names such as Microgynon, Levlen, Yaz and Brenda give little indication of the ingredients, dose or who should use them.
The Scottish club's move to support women's struggles with menstruation and sport is the first of its kind.
Women on the pill are able to manipulate or suppress their menstrual cycles to have fewer "periods", or to avoid bleeding at important or inconvenient times.
New research with elite sportswomen found half use hormonal contraceptives.
Companies should abide by a set of principles in their engagement in schools to ensure they provide accurate and positive portrayals of menstruation.
Period product brands may appear all 'woke' and taboo busting, but we shouldn't forget they helped create the taboos in the first place.
The first step is to take an iron supplement to give your iron stores an immediate boost, then you want to investigate the cause and possibly work on your diet.
Be it because of concerns over big femcare, landfill, cost, toxic ingredients or toxic shock syndrome, some menstruators seek solutions outside of the Kotex box. These are those choices.
A charity claims that to remove shame and stigma around menstruation, both boys and girls should be taught about periods at school.
A new book on puberty has explored why we find it so difficult to talk about puberty, and why we need to start talking about it earlier.
Gender is important in defining susceptibility and exposure to a number of mental health risks. Gender can also explain differences in mental health outcomes.
Contemporary artists from Judy Chicago to Stelarc have made art from blood. And an exhibition at Melbourne's new Science Gallery addresses our ambivalent attitudes to this life-giving fluid.
A new study suggested that menstruating does not impact a woman's mental performance. But the relationship between hormones and the brain isn't that simple.
Our report shows poor hygiene in remote Indigenous communities is responsible for girls missing school during their periods due to lack of products and knowledge, and feelings of shame. .
For millions of girls and women, menstruation is a burden. Here's why helping displaced and poor women and girls with their periods is a way to show true respect for them.
A new study found a woman's partner can help decrease PMS symptoms, rather than exacerbating them.
Girls who have their first period at a young age are more likely to experience poorer health as a adult, including an elevated risk of diabetes during pregnancy.
In developing countries, many girls feel unprepared when they go through puberty. And research indicates that low-income girls in the US may feel the same way.
Nothing could be more personal, more intimate, than how women manage their periods. Doing so effectively can only be done with quality information.
Women often say their periods begin at the same time as their friends'.