Despite side effects, women continue to take contraceptives because there are no better options available.
When it comes to teaching about cycles in schools, the period dominates the story — but it's important we teach about the ovulation part of the cycle, too.
Researchers have explored many factors that affect iron levels, including diet and exercise, but we don't yet fully understand the role women's reproductive hormones play in regulating iron uptake.
Reports have suggested some women are experiencing changes to their menstrual cycles after having a COVID vaccine.
Taking sufferers’ accounts seriously is the linchpin to improvement.
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
A nationwide online survey collected information from 4,202 teenagers and young women in Australia, about how their periods affected their education – either at school, university or VET.
Hormonal changes mean during the first half of a woman's menstrual cycle, she'll have more energy and recover more quickly. This is the time to train hardest.
The future of periods could be sustainable and cheap – but action is needed.
Challenges that women and girls in low-income areas face have been worsened by measures taken to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Female astronauts may be better off avoiding combined hormonal contraceptive pills to control their periods in space, according to new research.
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.
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.
Menopausal women who were abused as children experience more hot flushes while sleeping than those who were not abused, according to recent research.
Women will experience symptoms in the time leading up to menopause. This period is known as perimenopause.
A new advertising campaign for pads that features blood marks a moment when new attitudes to menstruation are gaining traction.
The research, mostly in mice, delivers some interesting new insights about endometriosis but we still haven't found the cause, let alone a cure.