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5 Period Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Spotting out of control? Is it NBD or something big? Here's when you might need to go to the doctor.

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Heavy Periods Were Ruining My Life — And I Should Have Seen My Doctor Way Sooner

"I thought the bloody monsoon was something I’d always have to deal with; not normal for most people, but normal for me."
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A Period Emoji Is Coming Later This Year And Texting Just Got Way Better

A Period Emoji Is Coming Later This Year And Texting Just Got Way Better

Bustin' period shame, one text at a time.
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Exercise And Your Period

Exercise And Your Period

Sweating while bleeding? Your period may interrupt your usual flow but exercise can often improve matters.
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Let's Make 2019 A Year of Breakthrough Progress on Dignified Periods

Let's Make 2019 A Year of Breakthrough Progress on Dignified Periods

It's 2019. Time to see some period progress.
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Planned Parenthood Launched a New Sexual Health Chatbot & Here’s Why That’s So Important

Planned Parenthood Launched a New Sexual Health Chatbot & Here’s Why That’s So Important

Meet Roo, Planned Parenthood's new chatbot built to demystify reproductive health.

Roo has the potential to change the sex ed game.

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The Historical Stigma Of Period Sex And Why You Should Ignore It

The Historical Stigma Of Period Sex And Why You Should Ignore It

The only shame that we should acknowledge are the missed opportunities to have great sex because we’re afraid of it being gross and embarrassing. 
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The Top 5 Period-Tracking Apps: Finding the Right One For You

If you're dealing with side effects or other weirdness when you're on your period, then tracking your cycle is often the first step in getting the answers you want. We dig into the top five apps: the good, the bad and the unbelievably pink.
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The Hidden Impact of Period Poverty In Prisons

The Hidden Impact of Period Poverty In Prisons

"You’d ask a CO for pads or tampons, and he would ask you questions like, ‘How long have you been bleeding? Didn’t I give you a pad yesterday? How long is this one going to last?’"
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5 Ways To Get Better Sleep On Your Period

5 Ways To Get Better Sleep On Your Period

Does your period steal your much needed sleep?

Take a nap. Then take action. 

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8 Foods To Help You With Your Period

Got some period cravings? Here's foods that will help you sail through the cramps and keep surfing the crimson wave in style.
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What Does Your Period Color Mean?

What Does Your Period Color Mean?

The color of your period blood could be your body letting you know something's up. Here's how to read your flow.

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