"I had a hysterectomy at 40, it gave me back my freedom"
Stacey Macdonald tells Newsweek about how having a hysterectomy changed her life in this original essay.
"I woke up covered in blood"
Taijah Watson reveals what happened when she awoke in bed, covered in blood, in this exclusive essay.
'No longer afraid': How Iranian women fight surveillance with sanitary pads
"If they force us to do things like [wearing the] hijab and filter everything for us, we will filter their visibility," one woman in Iran told Newsweek.
Covid vaccines did change women's periods, huge studies show
The effects lasted just one or two months, and researchers saw no impact on fertility at all.
Florida student-athletes are now being asked to report their periods online
Dr. Chris Koutures told Newsweek that information on students' periods "should not go to the school."
Sexism and Homophobia Reach Every Continent
Some women on Australia's Antarctic research stations felt the need to hide their periods for fear of being judged by male peers.
Teen Backed for Causing a Scene at Family Dinner Over 'Lady Problems'
"I can admit that I kind of went HAM on purpose to cause a scene, and it freaked my whole family out," the teen said in her now-viral Reddit post.
Watch Men Experience Period Pain with Menstrual Cramp Simulator
Period pain relief company somedays hooked men in Calgary, Alberta, up to a cramp simulator and got some gut-wrenching responses.
Husband Slammed as 'Stupid Ignorant Man' for Talking About Wife's Uterus
"A lot of menstrual conditions go undiagnosed because as women we are conditioned to put up with the pain every month," one user commented.
Period Tracking Apps May Now Worry Users Amid Abortion Data Concerns
Data suggests many women are swapping apps amid concerns that their health data could be used in abortion trials.
Could Period-Tracking Apps Be Dangerous in a Post-Roe v. Wade U.S.?
Abortion-rights activists have raised concerns over period-tracking apps' data being used as evidence of people having an abortion.
Can Period Underwear Help With Cramp Pain? Gynecologists Weigh In
Gynecologist Dr. Jennifer Gunter explained to Newsweek: "Menstrual products are about comfort and that means different things to different people."
Boss Tells Woman Not To Carry Sanitary Towels, Sparks Fury
The popular post from an office worker online left women outraged after she claimed to have been told to stop carrying sanitary towels to the bathroom.
Internet Backs Dad Who Lets Daughter Keep Pads in the Bathroom
According to the man, his sister said that keeping pads in the bathroom is "not appropriate" "other people could see them."
Man Mocked for Incorrectly 'Mansplaining' How Periods Work to Woman on Date
The man ended up breaking things off after his date laughed at his claim that "women have periods from their butts."
Woman Finds Mystery Tampon in Boyfriend's Room, Emails Tampax for Details
"I found it in my boyfriend's drawer so I am doing some investigation," she told Tampax in an email shown in the video online.
Girl, 6, With 'Heavy Menstrual Bleeding' After COVID Shot Was Actually 41
A data error saw health officials wrongly report that a prepubescent child suffered the side effect after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
'I'm Shaking Over Here': Guys Test Period Cramp Simulator in Viral TikTok
A commenter joked that the men in the friend group should have worn the machine for a full week.
Why Is Sex on Your Period Such a Taboo?
Intimina points out that there is no medical reason not to engage in period sex, and you can do so with the Ziggy Cup.
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How a Period Cup Works and Other Things You Need to Know
Intimina wants to eliminate stereotypes about menstruation while providing reliable information on all women's reproductive health needs.
Viral Male TikToker Tries Wearing 'Period Simulator' and Fails Miserably
Darius Covington wanted to see if he could go about a simple task while experiencing pain equivalent to a period. His hilarious TikTok shows the experiment's unfortunate results.
Scotland's Free Period Products Praised as 'Tampon Tax' Still In 35 States
Legislation which ensures local authorities have a legal duty to offer period products passed through the Scottish parliament unanimously on Tuesday.
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You May Have an Iodine Deficiency Problem
When people do not have enough iodine, the thyroid gland cannot make enough thyroid hormones. This deficiency can lead to a variety of iodine deficiency disorders including goiter, hypothyroidism, cretinism, and reproductive failure.
Tear Gas May Have Led To Abnormal Menstrual Cycles in Seattle and Portland
Dozens of protesters in Seattle and Portland are convinced that law enforcement officers exposing them to tear gas led to them having abnormal menstrual cycles.
Blood Tests Could One Day Predict Menopause, Scientists Say
The method could forecast the end of a woman's period one to two years in advance of the menopause.
Women With Psychotic Disorders More Vulnerable During Menstruation
A link between psychosis and the menstrual cycle was first proposed in the 1800s.
Republican Or Democrat—We Can All Agree On Tampon Tax
In most states menstrual products are not sales tax-exempt, a category primarily reserved for food, prescription medications, and other "necessities of life."
Access to Menstrual Products Is a Basic Human Right
Any vote against access to sanitary products is a vote in support of prison staff who dehumanize women in their custody by forcing them to subsist in blood-soiled clothes. Hardly country club activities.
State Rep. Says Free Prison Tampons Like a Country Club
During a hearing on a bill to make free tampons, sanitary pads and menstrual cups a right for Maine's female prisoners, Republican lawmaker Richard Pickett of Dixfield said that risked turning prisons into country clubs.
U.K. Sex-Ed Guidelines: 'All Genders' Can Start Periods
A city council in England issued guidelines to teachers of sexual-education courses that young students should be taught "all genders" can get their period.