In Australia, the average age of first period is about 13. But about 12% of children get their period between the ages of eight and eleven.
Heavy periods are one of the leading causes of iron deficiency and anaemia.
A cup of coffee might help you kick-start your day, but it may actually make painful periods worse. Here’s what else to avoid (and eat) if you have period pain.
Working out how much blood you’re losing and getting a sense of when it’s outside the normal range can be difficult. Recent research on the capacity of different period products could help.
Understanding our menstrual cycle and taking a proactive approach to our periods is vital to improving sports performance.
Stigma and shame around menstruation can be found as far back as the Bible.
Tracking the many physical and emotional symptoms of menopause with a website, app or diary can help women better monitor their health.
Fluctuations in sex hormones are associated with inflammation peaks and troughs. These could potentially influence athletic performance.
The tournament is an opportunity to dispel period myths and put a focus on the specific needs of athletes who menstruate.
Lots of young teens and first-time tampon users are intimidated by tampons. But they’re easy once you get the hang of it.
Sex-based policies can lead to backlash and further discrimination in the workplace.
Breaking the taboo: the fascinating history of menstrual products.
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Around a quarter of women experience heavy periods. It probably seems normal to them, but it’s not something you just have to put up with.
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.
This is not cause for concern, but it’s important information to have.
It would take huge numbers of people submitting bad data to affect the algorithms behind period tracking apps, but even then it would be more harmful than helpful.
A severe shortage of tampons alongside sharp price increases have sparked concerns that lower-income women may have difficulty accessing menstrual products.