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.
Research shows that many girls are in elementary school when they have their first period. But often they have not received adequate health education.
Menstruation cups are increasingly being used as an environmentally friendly alternative to tampons and sanitary pads.
To truly meet the needs of women, adolescent girls, and all people who menstruate, we need to address four key areas.
Reports have suggested some women are experiencing changes to their menstrual cycles after having a COVID vaccine.
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.
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.
Most affected women won’t be aware of the condition until puberty, when their first period never comes.