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Alcohol and its effects on the Menstrual Cycle

An increasing number of people are doing Dry January or other dry months during the year, as a way to check in with their relationship with alcohol and to explore how taking a pass on it for a few weeks affects their lives. What might they be able to expect when it comes to how alcohol affects their menstrual cycles and periods?
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Rooted in Legacy: Aisle’s Next Chapter

Rooted in Legacy: Aisle’s Next Chapter

We have some very big news to share! Aisle (formerly Lunapads) has been acquired by Lux Perry, the visionary young CEO behind the period pain relief startup Somedays. We hope that you will be as excited about this new direction for Aisle’s future as we are.

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More Good News in Canadian Menstrual Equity!

More Good News in Canadian Menstrual Equity!

The Canadian government has made recent strides toward ending period poverty. Food Banks Canada will be administering a national pilot to provide free menstrual products as part of a $25 million Menstrual Equity fund.
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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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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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Plastic Pollution and Disposable Period Products: Where Does Period Waste Go?

Plastic Pollution and Disposable Period Products: Where Does Period Waste Go?

Plastics have infiltrated every aspect of our lives, from everyday items like takeout containers to shampoo/soap bottles to regularly used essentials like period products. As responsible inhabitants of this planet, it is crucial for us to comprehend the profound impact of plastics on our environment. 
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Go, Canada! Federally-regulated employers now mandated to provide workplace menstrual products

Go, Canada! Federally-regulated employers now mandated to provide workplace menstrual products

New changes to the Canadian Labour Code mandate that federally-regulated workplaces must provide menstrual products to their workers. To support employers as they navigate these new regulations, Aisle has published a whitepaper titled “Menstrual Equity in the Workplace: a roadmap to success and sustainability”.
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Boxers Under the Tree: An Initiative to Support and Affirm Trans Youth in Need

Boxers Under the Tree: An Initiative to Support and Affirm Trans Youth in Need

In February, we shipped 200 pairs of our period boxers directly to people who needed them across North America and Europe, helping transgender and gender-nonconforming people who might not have access to our products feel supported. 
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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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The PERIOD. Chapter at the University of Central Florida making reusable pads to donate in collaboration with Days for Girls!

Earth Month 2023: What is Sustainable Menstrual Equity?

Most approaches to period poverty understandably focus on short-term, urgent needs, for example students in schools, or employees in workplaces. But the bigger-picture solution is not just having more pads and tampons in more bathrooms.

 

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