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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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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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Full Report: Supporting Menstrual Health and Equity in Post-Secondary Institutions with Reusable Menstrual Products

Free Periods Canada surveyed post-secondary students across Canada and collected 470 responses and summarized those results in a report, which is now available for download here.
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Obstacles to Students Using Reusable Menstrual Products: The Current Reality & Ways Forward

What stops students from using more sustainable and/or reusable menstrual products, and how we can promote sustainability while reducing period poverty?
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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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The COVID-19 Vaccine and your period

The COVID-19 Vaccine And Your Period

There's been a lot of questions about how and whether the COVID-19 vaccines affect your period. Let's dig into them.
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Aisle for Teen Periods

Aisle for Teen Periods

Here’s a summary of some of our most frequently asked questions about Aisle for Gen Z menstruators - and how we can help set them up for a lifetime of waste-free periods.
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Medical Bias and Endometriosis

Medical Bias and Endometriosis

According to an article in Contemporary OB/GYN “Black women are only about half as likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis compared to white women” so is it any surprise that it took me as a Black woman the 10 years it did to finally be diagnosed by a gynaecologist?
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Menstrual Cup Q&A with Kim Rosas

Menstrual Cup Q&A with Kim Rosas

Got cup questions? Kim Rosas from Period Nirvana has answers!
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2020: Here’s How We Did

2020: Here’s How We Did

We’ve put together two reports, on our social and environmental impact and the work we did in 2020 to measure our impact on the planet and our community.
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High Standards, Healthy Choices

High Standards, Healthy Choices

Let's take a walk through how our processes work together to produce what we believe is the world’s most sustainable period underwear.
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