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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.
Endometriosis can cause a number of symptoms, including pain during sex and pelvic pain outside of the period cycle. Jon Ly

I have painful periods, could it be endometriosis?

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 spend more time in a cubicle than men, mostly for biological reasons. from shutterstock.com

Why queues for women’s toilets are longer than men’s

Men spend, on average, around 60 seconds in a toilet, while women spend 90. This is for many reasons, including biology. This leads to a bottleneck that keeps women waiting around to use the loo.
When looking for the right pill, women want to weigh up the cost, safety, efficacy and side effects of the pill. NordWood Themes

How to choose the right contraceptive pill for you

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.
Women commonly suppress their period around special events and holidays. Haley Phelps

It’s OK to skip your period while on the pill

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.

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