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Should You Worry About Data From Your Period-Tracking App Being Used Against You?

A 2019 study found that 79% of health apps available through the Google Play store regularly shared user data. The data could conceivably be used in a criminal prosecution.

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What You Need to Know About Uterine Fibroids

Get the facts about this common condition

Bleeding Disorders in Girls and Women

Bleeding Disorders in Girls and Women

Are you at risk for a bleeding disorder?

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Ask the Expert: What Causes Painful Periods?

OB-GYN Dr. Mary Jane Minkin explains period pain

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Short-Sleepers Are More Likely to Suffer From Irregular and Heavy Periods

Menstrual periods can disturb sleep, but sleep troubles can worsen menstrual symptoms.

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The Complex Crisis of Period Poverty

Inadequate access to menstrual products is a problem for all of us

LaToya Kight

My Close Friend’s Cancer Diagnosis Helped Save My Life

After losing my close friend to cancer that was diagnosed too late, I knew I had to advocate for myself

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Menstrual Cups Are a Cheaper, More Sustainable Way for Women to Cope With Periods Than Tampons or Pads

Though they've been around for decades, menstrual cups are now gaining in popularity due to concerns about sustainability

Period Stigma & Health Risks

Period Stigma & Health Risks

Most women avoid talking about menstruation, which can lead to delayed diagnosis and serious health complications

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Heavy Uterine Bleeding and Iron Deficiency Anemia Can Affect Mental Health, Relationships and Sexual Health

If left untreated, these common disorders can have a serious impact on your quality of life

Normalizing the Period Conversation

Normalizing the Period Conversation

Many people consider menstruation a source of embarrassment — and the last thing they want to do is talk about it. How can we shed our shame surrounding the menstrual cycle?

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Clinically Speaking: Talking to Patients About Uterine Fibroids

This guide can help healthcare providers communicate better with patients about their uterine fibroid diagnosis and treatment options

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Can the Covid-19 Vaccine Disrupt Our Menstrual Cycle? Maybe — But It’s Likely Nothing to Worry About

Some women are noticing their periods are different after getting vaccinated. We asked OB-GYNs why this might be happening.

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The Price of Period Poverty

Too many people who menstruate struggle to afford period products

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What Is Endometriosis?

Watch this video to learn about the symptoms, risk factors and treatments for endometriosis

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