Sometimes, the arrival of your period can come with stabbing pains down the legs, abdomen or into the buttocks. For some, this pain can shoot up the vagina or back passage.
One in 20 women have PMDD – though very few may realise they have it.
Around a quarter of women have clinically heavy periods.
Research shows that many girls are in elementary school when they have their first period. But often they have not received adequate health education.
Period delay tablets may help you take control of your menstrual cycle – but only if used properly.
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.
Reports have suggested some women are experiencing changes to their menstrual cycles after having a COVID vaccine.
Some evidence shows that hormonal fluctuations throughout the menstrual cycle can both increase and decrease athletic performance.
Science shows that many perimenopausal miseries — such as hot flashes, night sweats and trouble sleeping — are caused by excess or variable estrogen, not by “estrogen deficiency.”
There’s an app for just about everything nowadays. But if you’re trying to have a baby, relying on a fertility app to tell you the best time to conceive is probably not your best bet.
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.
First robust confirmation of an old theory that links a fall in oestrogen with worsening mental health.
Companies should abide by a set of principles in their engagement in schools to ensure they provide accurate and positive portrayals of menstruation.
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 study suggested that menstruating does not impact a woman’s mental performance. But the relationship between hormones and the brain isn’t that simple.
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.
Researchers at a fertility clinic in Athens appear to have reversed the menopause in a small group of women – but will the science stand up to scrutiny?