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Period Products Are Not Tested Using Real Blood. (Yes. You Read That Right.)

One groundbreaking study finds absorbency levels may be misleading. Here’s what you need to know.

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Free Bleeding: Why Some Menstruators Are Ditching Period Products

Learn the reasons why some people skip the products and just go with the flow

True or False: Endometriosis

True or False: Endometriosis

Take our quiz to see how much you know about endometriosis stages and other facts about this common health condition

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Wondering What a Menstrual Cup Is and How You Use One?

You’re not the only one wondering about menstrual cups. Here’s what you need to know about this eco-friendly option.

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7 PMS Tips from the Pros

Expert advice on the best ways to deal with premenstrual syndrome symptoms

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Here’s Why “Going with the Flow” Could Be the Answer to Your Fitness Goals

Check out these menstrual fitness apps and programs that can help you unlock the power of your period

The Female Reproductive System

The Female Reproductive System

From your first menstrual cycle to menopause, here’s a brief look at the female reproductive cycle

Alyssa Elaskari

My Uterine Fibroids Make Partner Intimacy and Honoring My Religion Challenging, But I’ve Found Ways to Cope

Though long, heavy and painful periods affect my daily life and prayer rituals, I still find the beauty of God’s mercy in the everyday

Comic: Annie Has Anemia

Comic: Annie Has Anemia

Annie wants to know why she suddenly wants to eat some unusual things. Is anemia from fibroids the culprit? Let’s find out.

Historieta: Annie tiene anemia

Historieta: Annie tiene anemia

Annie quiere saber por qué repentinamente desea comer cosas inusuales. ¿Ocurre esto por fibromas que están causando anemia? Averigüémoslo.

How Fibroids Impact the Whole Person

How Fibroids Impact the Whole Person

Uterine fibroids are common and they can affect your quality of life

En Qué Forma Afectan Los Fibromas Todos Los Aspectos De Una Persona

En qué forma afectan los fibromas todos los aspectos de una persona

Los fibromas uterinos ocurren frecuentemente y pueden afectar tu calidad de vida

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At-Home Testing for Women by Women

From hormones to UTIs, the lab tests can come to you thanks to these innovations by women

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My Struggle with Period Poverty Motivated Me to Help Other Women

Period poverty is a global crisis, and I’m doing what I can to help women access period products

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How Fibroids Can Affect Your Fertility

Fibroids can cause infertility in some people. Here’s how to know if you might have them and how they’re treated.

What’s Normal When It Comes to Menstrual Bleeding?

What’s Normal When It Comes to Menstrual Bleeding?

Is your heavy period normal, or could it be a symptom of something else?

What’s Normal When It Comes to Menstrual Bleeding?

¿Qué es lo normal en lo que se refiere al sangrado menstrual?

¿Es tu período menstrual normal o podría ser un síntoma de algo más?

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How the Tampon Shortage Is Exacerbating Period Poverty in the US

Tampons are the latest product to be in scarce supply at U.S. stores

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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.

Illustration of w uterus with fibroids on a blue background

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.

Feminine hygiene products

The Complex Crisis of Period Poverty

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