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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

Top of the mops! – A comparison of menstrual products…

An independent and extremely comprehensive comparison of menstrual management products.

Four steps to better hormonal 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.