Yoga Instructor Smashes Period Taboos By Filming Herself In White Leggings

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A yoga instructor told the world that periods are nothing to be ashamed of by filming herself in white leggings. Steph Gongora completed a series of p...

Mum Threw A 'Period Party' For Her 12-Year-Old Daughter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Parents

A mum decided to celebrate her 12-year-old daughter’s first period by throwing her a party, to make the occasion a “little more fun”. Shelly Lee...

32 Ridiculous Period Myths From Around The World

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Despite being a completely natural bodily function, affecting more than half of the world’s population and being responsible for, you know, our very...

Riding A Crimson Wave: Let's Talk About Periods

Rae Ritchie | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Ritchie

However a desire to simply get them out of the way as quickly and easily as possible continues to characterize many women's experiences of menstruation. A recent survey by tampon brand Lil-lets found that one-third of women have cancelled social plans due to their period.

Women Are Sharing Their Worst Period Stories (And They Are NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Periods: there’s nothing particularly nice about them. You bleed for about three to seven days - depending on how unlucky you are in the menstruatio...

Are Our Periods Killing Our Confidence?

Cherry Healey | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cherry Healey

A third of us would consider missing a party this Christmas - simply because of a lack of confidence when we're on our period. A huge 3 in 4 women expect their sanitary protection to fail them at some point while they are on their period, and this is reflected in the kind of underwear ladies turn to during their time of the month.

Confessions Of A Shit Runner - Women's Stuff

Tina Medlock | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tina Medlock

We wandered up to the start line and I snaked across to the first-aid tent and whilst I knew sanitary products didn't feature in an emergency response bag, I had hoped that some kind organised female would have one in her bag. After embarrassingly relaying my story to her she kindly produced something from her bag...

This Period Song Is The Perfect Tune For Men Who Are Grossed Out By Menstruation

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s sad that we still live in a world where some men are grossed out by periods. And that’s why Skit Box’s latest song is so bloody important. ...

Colour Away Menstruation Taboos With This Period-Themed Colouring Book

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new colouring book aims to smash taboos around menstruation, by detailing intimate details around periods. The book, aptly named the ‘Period Colo...

Up To One Million Women Suffer From Extreme Form Of PMS That Can Cause Psychosis

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A large number of women in the UK could be suffering from an extreme version of PMS, which can lead to severe depression and psychosis, a leading gyna...

Girls From Poorer Families Are More Likely To Start Their Period By 11

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Girls from low income families are more likely to have started their period by 11 years old than their more wealthy peers, a new study has found. Res...

Amy Schumer Has Best Response Ever When Asked What She's Wearing To Emmys

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Amy Schumer smashed period stigma in one mighty blow at last night’s Emmy Awards. The actress was on the red carpet when she was asked the rather y...

Why More Sportswomen Like Fu Yuanhui Should Shine the Spotlight on Period Taboos

Louisa Gosling | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Gosling

We need to talk openly about this issue to remove the stigma that surround periods, and ensure finding solutions for menstrual hygiene management are included in efforts to improve health, education, and access to sanitation facilities. Fu Yuanhui is one sportswoman who inadvertently shined a spotlight on this issue. But together, we can all help break the stigma surrounding periods.

'Shocking' Survey Finds Majority Of Girls Avoid Playing Sport While On Periods

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

This week, Olympian Fu Yuanhui was praised for speaking openly about painful period cramps after she came fourth in the women’s 4x100m medley relay....

Chinese Swimmer Gives Zero F**ks About Being On Her Period At Rio

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Last week, the world saw red after a leisure centre banned women from using the swimming pool while menstruating. But now a Chinese Olympic swimmer ha...

This Leisure Centre Told Women They Couldn't Swim On Their Periods

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman called out her local leisure centre over a “misogynistic” sign telling women not to go in the pool while on their period. Sophie Tabatadze...

Why Bodyform's New Sanitary Pad Ad Is A Brilliant Step For Girls Everywhere

Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

Menstruation - a perfectly natural bodily process - is no longer something to be embarrassed or ashamed of. It's being normalised and even heralded as something incredible. Something to be proud of.

Menopause Reversal Treatment Offers New Hope For Women Who Want Children

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle


Musician Slams Facebook For Removing Her Status About Period Pain

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A musician has been left “dumbfounded” and “insulted” after Facebook removed a status she had posted about period pain. Melody Pool, from Mel...

Free Periods: Making Sanitary Products Free is a Basic Human Right

Martha Salhotra | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Martha Salhotra

There is something fundamentally wrong in a world where the higher powers are cashing in on our monthly periods and subtly undermining the female gender and its needs. It is not just a female right to be given access to free sanitary products, it's a human right. If Brunel's student union implement free sanitary products for their female students, it's a lesson for all.

Most Fertility Tracking Apps Get it Wrong

Dee Armstrong | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Parents
Dee Armstrong

Photo: Sam Edwards - Getty Images/OJO Images RF A new study published in the scientific journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology says that most period and ...

Scouts Unite Globally to Challenge Menstrual Taboos

Becky Alexander | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Alexander

Scouts in Madagascar are delivering menstrual hygiene education and helping dispel the mystery and myths that surround periods. They also campaign for clean water and toilets for all. This is a huge issue. More than one billion women have no access to a private toilet, making it difficult to manage their periods hygienically.

Why Women Are 'Still Being Excluded' From Exercise Research

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women are being excluded from meaningful sport and exercise research because of their periods, a new report suggests. A review of more than one thousa...

Bodyform's Kick-Ass Campaign Empowers Women To Enjoy Sport On Their Period

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When you're on your period it can be tempting to cancel all plans and lie low with a hot water bottle for a couple of days. But the team at Bodyform a...

This Woman's Genius Invention Could Change The Future Of Periods

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Liita Iyaloo Cairney is on a mission to change the face of periods, forever. Cairney, 32, from Edinburgh has created a reusable menstrual device which...