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Hiding that You’re Hiding it: The Double Burden of Menstrual Invisibility

Guest blog about the double burden of menstrual shame, and lack of adequate period product access/ disposal in the UK.

Menstrual leave; what lies beneath… Part 5- Alternatives

10 workplace interventions that are more effective and less problematic than menstrual leave

Menstrual leave; what lies beneath… Part 4- gender inequality

How menstrual leave policies may reflect and contribute to cultures that position women as inferior to men.

Menstrual leave; what lies beneath… Part 3 – Sweatshop labour

Demands for menstrual leave only really make sense in the context of sweatshop labour conditions.

Menstrual Leave; what lies beneath… Part 2- Menstrual Myths

Nine menstrual myths that help make menstrual leave seem like a good idea (even if it really isn't!)

Menstrual Leave; what lies beneath… Part 1- Origins

The origins of menstrual leave- as a response to wartime population losses and to secure jobs for returning soldiers.

When ‘hygiene’ becomes a dirty word…

Happy Menstrual 'Hygiene' Day! Soon to be Menstrual Health Day, because periods aren't dirty!

Menstrual Maths # 1: Why we say ‘people who menstruate’…

Our top 10 reasons for saying ‘people who menstruate’ instead of just 'women' when discussing menstrual health

Global period poverty- more in common than divides us!

Guest blogger, Elizabeth Goolden, compares the experiences of period poverty and taboos in Uganda and the UK

Period pain… What’s normal?

Is your period pain 'normal'… or a sign of PMS, endometriosis, or fibroids? Learn about different types and causes here.

Environ-menstrual action!

Top 3 myth-busting tips for environmenstrual campaigning- healthy and eco-friendly menstrual product access for all!

Top 10 Menstruation Myths!

The Top 10 Menstruation Myths exposed! We unpick the most common assumptions that lie behind the menstruation taboo

Menstrual changes v PMS symptoms…

How to differentiate between 'normal menstrual changes' and the symptoms of PMS- Premenstrual Syndrome...

The ‘virginity’ myth…

Virginity is not a physical state- The hymen is not a reliable indicator of whether or not a person has had sex.

Menstrual cycle length… What’s normal?

Worried that your cycle is too short, too long, or just not 'regular' enough? Beware of the 28 day cycle myth!

I’m so over the moon… myth (Part 2)

Investigating why some menstrual myths persist, despite a lack of evidence. Part 2

I’m so over the moon… myth (Part 1)

Investigating why some menstrual myths persist, despite a lack of evidence. Part 1.

Not all women; understanding biological variation

The myth that the (menstrual) experiences of a few female patients are somehow reflective of ‘all women'

Women’s right to reason… (Part 3)

International Women's Day Special- Part 3- how the myth of the 'irrational female' became medicalised...

Women’s right to reason… (Part 2)

International Women's Day Special- Part 2- how emerging democracies were forced to decide if women were 'able' citizens

Women’s right to reason… (Part 1)

International Women's Day Special- the origins of the myth of the ‘irrational female’ in 17th Century England

A comparison of menstrual management products…

An independent and extremely comprehensive comparison of menstrual management products.

Four steps to better menstrual health and wellbeing…

Significantly improve your hormonal health and wellbeing, without the need for medication (and it's side effects).

You are what you eat; 8 steps to better hormonal health

Balancing your hormone levels can reduce ill health symptoms, and the side effects of hormonal medication.

A womb of one’s own… Part three.

3 of 3- Why the womb has long been regarded as the defining part of a ‘female’ body

A womb of one’s own… Part two.

2 of 3- Why the womb has long been regarded as the defining part of a ‘female’ body.

A womb of one’s own… Part one.

1 of 3- Why the womb has long been regarded as the defining part of a ‘female’ body.

Bio-illogical: The myth of the irrational female

How the female body was categorised as weak, resulting in the political oppression of women, throughout history.

Irritable, not irrational.

This post addresses the common misconception that some, if not all, women become ‘irrational’ just before their period.

The menstrual cycle as ‘matter out of place’ within medicine

The menstruation taboo has led to a gap in medical knowledge on the role of the menstrual cycle in ill health.

Deducing the role of the menstrual cycle in ill health.

The need to consider the role of the menstrual cycle (or hormonal medication) in chronic health issues.