For too long uniforms have been designed for the male gaze, leading to women being judged for their aesthetic appeal alongside their athletic talent.
Cultural sensibilities around feminine hygiene products are contributing to a growing environmental crisis.
A trial program will provide free period products in schools in New South Wales, like South Australia and Victoria already do. The rest of Australia must follow suit.
The building blocks towards reducing stigma go far beyond providing period products
Some evidence shows that hormonal fluctuations throughout the menstrual cycle can both increase and decrease athletic performance.
The future of periods could be sustainable and cheap – but action is needed.
A Twitter storm recently erupted over claims ibuprofen can reduce menstrual flow by up to 50%. There is some evidence ibuprofen could make your period lighter – but not by this much.
Criminalising this practice has not brought it to an end.
A recent study found menstrual cups were as safe as tampons and had similar or lower levels of leakage.
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.
Whether someone is menstruating is none of your business. Even inquiring about it reinforces attitudes and assumptions that hold women back.
The Conversation has access to top academic experts, and we want them to use their knowledge to answer questions from teenagers.
Art can be a powerful means to confront and subvert stigma around menstruation.
Scotland’s commitment to providing all students with free monthly supplies is showing the world how period poverty can be tackled.
Endometriosis can cause a number of severe symptoms, including period pain. But painful periods alone aren’t a surefire indicator of endometriosis. Here’s what else to look out for.
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.
Period product brands may appear all ‘woke’ and taboo busting, but we shouldn’t forget they helped create the taboos in the first place.
A new Bollywood movie based on the story of an Indian entrepreneur who created affordable sanitary pads is helping to counter myths and taboos around menstruation.
Pregnancy is often mentioned as a treatment or a ‘cure’ for endometriosis. Pregnancy may suppress the symptoms of endometriosis, but it is not a cure.