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This Country May Likely Become First Western One With a Paid Menstrual Leave Policy

In recent news for women in Italy, the country may likely become the Western hemisphere's first-ever country to create an official policy around paid menstrual leave for female workers, the Read More »

Mayor de Blasio Officially Signs Bill For Free Tampons In NYC Schools, Jails, And Shelters

Last Wednesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio┬ápassed a legislation that may very well enact "the largest program of its kind n Read More »

This Study Revealed a Medication Could Potentially Help Create More Eggs Once Your "Biological Clock" Runs Out

Some of the societal pressures for women to have children young may have just been lifted, thanks to Professor Evelyn Telfer of the University of Edinburgh. Read More »

This Gym Banned Menstruating Women From Its Pool

We'd like to think we've come a long way since menstruation was deemed a curse, but one rule in a gym in Tbilisi, the country of Georgia's capital, proves that the period taboo is alive and well. Read More »

See How These 7 Nepalese Girls Worked with WaterAid in a Campaign to End Menstrual Taboos

In an inspiring campaign by WaterAid "to improve girls' ability to manage their periods through better access to Read More »

How the All-Women Tampon Company Lola Started a National Conversation About Periods

At most offices, getting your period can feel like a dirty secret. In addition to negotiating for equal pay, women must master the crucial job skill of tucking a tampon in their closed fists and attempting to slyly make it to the ladies' room unnoticed. Read More »

New York City Just Made Free Tampons and Pads Available in Prisons, Schools, and Shelters

Pads and tampons just became a lot more accessible in New York City. Read More »