The Unheard Voices Of Tanzanian Girls With Disabilities Breaking The Menstrual Taboo

Sabrina Rubli | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Impact
Sabrina Rubli

In Tanga, as in much of East Africa, there is a strict culture of silence surrounding menstruation. It is not spoken about. For girls with disabilities, the taboo compounds their issues, because they are not always capable of understanding exactly what menstruation is, or able to manage it independently.

Feminine Hygiene Innovations Should Never Sacrifice Safety

Lyba Spring | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Living
Lyba Spring

I was contacted by a journalist at CBC about Mensez Feminine lipstick I thought the product was a (bad) joke. This guy wants women to glue their labia shut so they can let out their blood when they pee out their urine.

Sorry Girl, But Your BFF Probably Isn't Your Period Sister

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Living

One study says period syncing isn't that common.

Janelle Monáe Isn't Here For Your Period Shaming

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Living

Reminder: periods aren't "gross."

Some Dude Thinks Women Should Glue Their Labia Shut To Stop Period Leaks

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Living

"NOPE," said women everywhere.

Canadian Campaign Wants To Put An End To Period Shaming

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Living

Periods are a "vital part of life."

Ramp Up Your Dating Life By Tracking Your Period

Alicia Meek | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living
Alicia Meek

I could talk about periods all day but today I'm going to focus the menstrual cycle and dating. Imagine tracking these days and realigning your schedule to ensure you have time to give yourself space, love, baths, hot water bottles, romantic movies to cry your face off to privately.

PMDD Symptoms Turned My Period Into An Emotional Write-Off

Tara Mandarano | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Living
Tara Mandarano

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is like PMS on steroids; it's not just a bad mood or feeling over-emotional for a few hours. It's an ongoing pattern of severe premenstrual symptoms (both physical and psychological) that interfere with your daily life and relationships.

Finally, A Period Ad That Uses Actual Blood

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Living

Because nobody bleeds blue liquid.

Is PMS Ruining Your Life?

Alicia Meek | Posted 05.20.2017 | Canada Living
Alicia Meek

The symptoms of PMS can be agonizing on several levels. I broke up with my boyfriend, my uterus hurts, I look three months pregnant, I snapped at my boss, I'm exhausted, my skin is gross, I had chocolate for dinner and I cry every time I see an elderly dog. We all have our own set of complaints and remedies.

You Can Soon Own A Bluetooth Tampon

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Living

There's an app, too!

Not All Periods Are Created Equal

Sabrina Rubli | Posted 05.12.2017 | Canada Impact
Sabrina Rubli

Millions of girls around the world will miss school each month because of their periods. Because they don't have sanitary supplies, because they don't understand what is happening to them, or because they are taught that it means they are unclean and dirty. It doesn't have to be this way.

11 Embarrassing Questions We All Have About Periods.. Answered

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Living

Because there's no such thing as a bad question.

13 Reasons Why You May Have Missed Your Period

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 02.18.2016 | Canada Living

It's not just about being pregnant.

Periods Are Finally Making Waves in the Media

Sabrina Rubli | Posted 08.13.2016 | Canada Living
Sabrina Rubli

Menstruation is a natural occurrence in every woman's life, and yet, it is shrouded in some type of feminine mystery. Women will spend about 3,000 days of her life menstruating, and yet almost none talking about it. Girls are often taught from a young age that their cycle is their secret, not something to be openly discussed.

This Is What Happens When Men Try To Explain Periods

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Living

Periods can be a complicated topic for many people, but when you give a box of tampons and a chart of a woman's reproductive system to a group of men,...

10 Period Myths We Should Stop Believing

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Living

It's that time of the month again. You know, when your period odour attracts the likes of sharks, and when you have sleep on your side every few hours...

Study Finds A New Benefit Of Iron Supplements

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Living

A recent study concluded that anemic women and women undergoing treatment for menorrhagia could further improve their health and overall quality of li...

13 Stupid Ways To Describe A Woman's Period

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living

It's the word that no woman likes to say out loud, but we're broadcasting it loud and clear: It's called your period. That said, the term is still con...

G Day: A Modern Rite of Passage for Girls

Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens

As an adolescent girl, I was awed by the notion of becoming an adult woman. Like Margaret in Judy Blume's classic coming of age novel, "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret," I was obsessed with all the details, particularly menstruation, and on a semi-conscious level hoped that there would be some sort of fanfare when the momentous time came.

The Weirdest Periods Myths We've Ever Heard

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Living

Ladies, beware: somehow, the scent of our periods can attract the likes of bears, sharks and dogs. It sounds like a horror movie waiting to happen...

The Time of The Month To Spend: How Menstrual Cycle Affects Consumer Behaviour

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

When it's that time of the month, we females want nothing more than to cuddle up in our snuggie, eat loads of chocolate ice cream, watch the chickiest...