When PMS Strikes, How Do You Fight Back?

I never understood why some women get angry...

5 Things to Know About Exercising During Your Period

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...

How PMS Makes Post-Workout Muscle Soreness Worse

Why do my muscles get sore before my period? ...

The Truth About Your Cycle and Your Appetite

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. ...

7 Possible Reasons You Missed a Period (Aside From Pregnancy)

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...

These Period Tracker Apps Will Make Monitoring Your Cycle So Much Easier

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...

5 Subscription Boxes to Make That Time of the Month a Little Easier

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...

It Hurts to Put in Tampons. What's Going On?

Q: All of the sudden it hurts to use tampons. What could be wrong? ...

This Period Ad Is Like None You've Ever Seen Before

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. ...

This Board Game About Periods Is Breaking the Taboo on Menstruation

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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