If you tend to ditch the gym during that time of the month, here's something to think about: A woman named Kiran Gandhi recently made news for running the London Marathon during her period—without a tampon. She did it to raise awareness for women who lack access to feminine care products, and crossed the finish line with...
The cliché is at least a little true: A new study found that emotional eating in women tends to spike about a week before their periods. But PMS doesn’t automatically equal diet disaster, says Joshua Klein, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Check out these facts. ...
If you're not trying to conceive, a late period can be nerve-wracking. But it's not until you've ruled out pregnancy that it becomes really stressful: Does a late or totally absent period mean something's really wrong? Not necessarily, explains Mary Rosser, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Montefiore Medical Center...
Thanks to technology, the days of marking upcoming periods with a red dot in our calendars are officially behind us. As the New York Times recently noted, there are now more than 200 period tracking apps available in the App store. These downloads (many of them free) take the guesswork out of your menstrual cycle by monitoring your periods, notifying you when you're most fertile, and...
When Aunt Flo comes to town, life can seem pretty bleak. That's why several companies have made it their mission to brighten your week of cramps and bad moods. How? By delivering care packages filled with essential products—tampons, pads, even chocolate—just in time for the start of your cycle. Not only do these subscription boxes make your...
Everyone’s talking about the new commercial by U.K. sanitary pad brand Bodyform, and with good reason. The enthralling clip, entitled “Blood,” is just that: unapologetically bloody. ...
Menstruation has been occurring in women's bodies once a month since, well, forever. So why are people scared to talk about periods? ...
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