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Period Poverty: A Day in the Life of a Student

Period Poverty: A Day in the Life of a Student

What does period poverty actually look like? In order to describe it, we thought about all of the stories that have been shared with our team over the past decades, and came up with a composite profile of a post-secondary student we are calling Sloan (she/they). Before we get into a day in their life, let’s review the basics about period poverty and sustainable menstrual equity.
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From Lowering Prostaglandins to PMS Remedies - 5 Tips To Heal Your Cycle Naturally

From Lowering Prostaglandins to PMS Remedies - 5 Tips To Heal Your Cycle Naturally

One of my favourite things to tell anyone who is just beginning their menstrual cycle healing journey is that your period doesn’t have to be the worst time of the month. I know that sounds wild. You might be saying to yourself, “My period sucks! It’s soooo painful! I have no energy, my mood swings are horrible, and I don’t even want to get out of bed!”.
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Moon Time ‘Zine launches in partnership with First Nations and The Period Purse!

Moon Time ‘Zine launches in partnership with First Nations and The Period Purse!

‘Moon Time’ is a common expression among Indigenous Peoples for menstruation, and indicates the relationship between the lunar cycle (28 days) and the human menstrual cycle. The purpose of the zine is for Indigenous young people to learn about and be proud of their moon times, as well as to learn Indigenous terms related to the menstrual cycle.
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Free Birth Control? Wonderful. Now, How About Menstrual Products?

Free Birth Control? Wonderful. Now, How About Menstrual Products?

Access to free birth control allows for greater control and choice over family planning decisions, as a matter of human rights. Given the non-negotiable role that menstrual management also plays as part of the human fertility cycle, many of us are eager to see whether British Columbia’s move is a harbinger for the inclusion of menstrual products as part of a similar plan.
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THE 411 ON CYCLE SYNCING (FROM A CYCLE SYNCING ENTHUSIAST)

THE 411 ON CYCLE SYNCING (FROM A CYCLE SYNCING ENTHUSIAST)

I started cycle syncing after years of struggling with endometriosis and PMDD. Week after week, month and after month I found myself struggling with severe symptoms such as pain, anxiety, fatigue, mood swings, brain fog and more. All while constantly feeling frustrated and angry at my body. I felt like I was at war with my own vessel and spent a lot of time hating and resenting my body for not functioning better. 
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YOU’RE NOT OVERREACTING - IT COULD BE PMDD

YOU’RE NOT OVERREACTING - IT COULD BE PMDD

Learning to live with PMDD has been one of the most difficult but also one of the most empowering experiences of my life. I have found by taking a multi-pronged approach to manage my symptoms I have been able to live a happier, healthier life. Here are three changes I made
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Menarche in the USA: Florida Is in a State Over Periods

Menarche in the USA: Florida Is in a State Over Periods

Earlier this month, legislation was introduced in the Florida House that would, "not only prohibit instruction about menstruation to students not yet in sixth grade, but forbid any discussion whatsoever about periods during the school day."
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PFAS and Period Underwear: Why Testing and Transparency Matter

PFAS and Period Underwear: Why Testing and Transparency Matter

At Aisle, our dedication to quality, sustainability and product safety border on being obsessive. In fact, the company was originally founded to create products that were free of allergens, bleaches and other irritants. The explosive popularity of reusable menstrual products in recent years has led to concern around the presence of PFAS in period underwear. Let’s take a closer look.
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The image features two pairs of hands with light skin holding each other in a comforting manner.

How One Doula Provides Abortion Support

Sierra Holland on why abortion stigma is violence, how there is no one way to support someone having an abortion, and why abortion work must include the continual work of antiracism and abolition.
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A mother in a white T-shirt holding a black mug sitting with her daughter on a bed. They're looking at each other and smiling, as if mid-conversation.

Sexuality Chats in the Back to School Season

There’s never a bad time to discuss sexuality and identity with your children. But it’s normal to be intimidated by when and how to bring it up. Thankfully, back-to-school might just be the perfect opportunity to start the conversation. 
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An image of a painting on a wall. The painting depicts three people, seen from the neck up, their eyes covered with a red cloth. Photo by Vulvani – www.vulvani.com

Why We Need Better Menstrual Health Education

Stigma, shame & bullying -  these are the fruits of society’s decision to avoid talking about menstrual health.
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What The Fibroids

WTF - What the Fibroids!?

It can be concerning or even scary to hear the “F-word” - fibroids, that is - from your medical provider. For many individuals, hearing the word fibroids comes with a lot of uncertainty on the what, why, and how you got them.
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