When Your Home Is a Hormonal Hellscape

Puberty and perimenopause are a heady combination.

#menopause, #menstruation, #parenting

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How Women Can Have a Feminist Menopause

Women often experience the hormonal transition of midlife in a shroud of misinformation and shame. We deserve better.

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #estrogen, #hormones, #medicine-and-health, #menopause, #menstruation, #women-and-girls

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Anita Diamant Continues the Fight for Menstrual Justice

“Period. End of Sentence.” makes a cultural and political argument for less shame and more support and celebration of women’s reproductive realities.

#books-and-literature, #diamant-anita, #discrimination, #menstruation, #period-end-of-sentence-a-new-chapter-in-the-fight-for-menstrual-justice-book, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Hundreds Reported Abnormal Menstruation After Exposure to Tear Gas, Study Finds

A scientific paper expands on social media reports of sudden onset of periods, spotting and other menstrual peculiarities during last summer’s protests in Portland, Ore.

#britta-torgrimson-ojerio, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #menstruation, #portland-ore, #research, #tear-gas

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No, Other People’s Covid Vaccines Can’t Disrupt Your Menstrual Cycle

You can’t experience effects from being near someone who is vaccinated, because it is biologically impossible for the vaccine material to be transmitted from person to person.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #menstruation, #rna-ribonucleic-acid, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Why Is Perimenopause Still Such a Mystery?

Over 1 billion women around the world will have experienced perimenopause by 2025. But a culture that has spent years dismissing the process might explain why we don’t know more about it.

#black-people, #estrogen, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #hormones, #menopause, #menstruation, #women-and-girls

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Reinventing the Uterus, One Organoid at a Time

As a bioengineer, Linda Griffith once grew a human ear on the back of a mouse. Now she is reframing endometriosis — a “women’s disease” — as a key to unlocking some of biology’s greatest secrets.

#biotechnology-and-bioengineering, #content-type-personal-profile, #endometriosis, #griffith-linda-g, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #hysterectomies, #menstruation, #tissue-human, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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In Ireland, a Grocery Chain Addresses ‘Period Poverty’ With Free Products

The move by Lidl comes as Ireland’s Parliament considers a legal measure to make period products free in the country. It’s among a growing number of such initiatives that aim to ease an inequality.

#ireland, #law-and-legislation, #lidl, #menstruation, #women-and-girls

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No, We Don’t Know if Coronavirus Vaccines Affect Periods

We do know that researchers do not study menstruation enough.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hormones, #immune-system, #menstruation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Emerging From the Pandemic With Acne, Facial Hair and Body Odor

Young people experiencing the body changes of puberty without being in school are facing a unique set of challenges. Here’s how parents can support them.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #menstruation, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Women and the Covid-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Can it affect mammograms or the timing of fertility treatments? What side effects should you look out for? Experts weigh in.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #infertility, #mammography, #menstruation, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls

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Is ‘Femtech’ the Next Big Thing in Health Care?

Start-ups and tech companies are creating products to address women’s health care needs. It’s still a small segment of the market, but growing.

#computers-and-the-internet, #implants, #medicine-and-health, #menstruation, #mobile-applications, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #smartphones, #start-ups, #women-and-girls

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Why Modern Medicine Keeps Overlooking Menopause

Brain fog, brittle nails, allergies, hair loss: There are at least 34 symptoms of perimenopause. Still, medical providers keep missing them.

#gender, #menopause, #menstruation, #north-american-menopause-society, #women-and-girls

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New Zealand to Roll Out Free Period Products to All Students

The program, designed to reduce “period poverty,” will begin in June.

#ardern-jacinda, #education, #menstruation, #new-zealand, #politics-and-government, #poverty, #women-and-girls

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Thank You, Dr. Fauci

Readers cite his professionalism, patriotism and courage. Also: The emoluments clause and Donald Trump; children and screen time; girls and sanitary products; French justice for a rooster.

#chickens, #children-and-childhood, #computer-and-video-games, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emoluments-clause, #fauci-anthony-s, #france, #menstruation, #rooster, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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U.K. Eliminates the Tampon Tax

Britain is the latest country to get rid of the tax in recent years.

#great-britain, #menstruation, #politics-and-government, #sales-and-excise-taxes, #value-added-tax, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Why Some Women Might Want ‘Missed-Period Pills’

Abortion drugs administered as early as 28 days after a woman’s last period can offer comfort in uncertainty to those who want it.

#abortion, #bangladesh, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #cambridge-ny, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #menstruation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reproductive-health-journal, #tests-medical, #united-states, #uterus, #women-and-girls

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Can These Period Underwear Crusaders Convert You?

The Hollywood stylist Karla Welch has found a new calling in an up-and-coming menstrual product.

#advertising-and-marketing, #generation-z, #lingerie-and-underwear, #menstruation, #millennial-generation, #the-period-company, #welch-karla-stylist, #women-and-girls

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Scotland Is 1st Nation to Make Period Products Free

The Scottish Parliament voted unanimously to pass a measure that makes free period products available to anyone who needs them, the first country to do so.

#great-britain, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #menstruation, #sturgeon-nicola, #women-and-girls

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‘Stand by Her’: In China, a Movement Hands Out Free Sanitary Pads in Schools

Students and teachers are placing pads outside bathrooms as part of a grass-roots campaign to fight period poverty and to remove the stigma surrounding menstruation.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #china, #menstruation, #poverty, #sex-education, #women-and-girls

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: What It Is, How to Manage It

Often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, PCOS can play havoc with your fertility. Here’s how to recognize the symptoms and take action to protect your reproductive health.

#diabetes, #estrogen, #hormones, #infertility, #insulin, #menstruation, #obesity, #polycystic-ovary-syndrome, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #preventive-medicine, #tests-medical, #women-and-girls

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Zomato Draws Praise for Introducing Period Leave for Employees

Zomato, a global food-delivery company based in India, drew praise for introducing the policy. Its chief executive says there is no “shame or stigma” in applying for the time off.

#discrimination, #estrogen, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #menstruation, #sexual-harassment, #united-nations-childrens-fund, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #zomato-media-pvt-ltd

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J.K. Rowling Tweets Seen as Anti-Transgender Prompt Backlash

The creator of the “Harry Potter” series faced a backlash after she took aim at an article that referred to “people who menstruate.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #harry-potter-book, #menstruation, #rowling-j-k, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #twitter, #women-and-girls

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