Spiders, snakes, heights, and small spaces. These are four of the most common phobias. But you can also have menophobia, and be excessively afraid of your period. (..)
Facts & Figures
If you ever need to inform a hearing-impaired or deaf person that you’re on your period, look here for the correct signs. (…)
Today’s women care for the environment. Also when they’re menstruating. So we all use a menstrual cup. Ideal! Or not? (…)
On average, women are absent from work or school 1.3 days per year because of period problems. Productivity loss is equivalent to almost 9 days per year.That’s the conclusion of a Dutch study from Radboudumc; the largest of its kind. (…)
An average woman loses about five tablespoons of blood during her menstruation. Some women bleed way more and might have menorrhagia. There are solutions for these heavy periods. (…)
What a waste. Every month, women throw about 25 hygienic products in the thrash. Something to consider, especially on World Environment Day.(…)
Menstrual blood. Most women either throw it away, when using a tampon or pad, or flush it through the toilet, in case of a cup. But why not reuse it? (…)
What is the use of menstruation? Apart from humans, primates and a few other mammals, no other animal has periods. Apparently a monthly bleeding is no prerequisite for reproduction. (…)
Dogs in heat, rutting stags and cats in season: animals make it very clear when they’re most fertile. Sometimes this involves a bit of blood. With humans it’s exactly the opposite. (…)
OMG. Wat’s happening? Can you also get the ‘tampon disease’ when using a menstrual cup? How dangerous is Toxic Shock Syndrome really? Read the update. (…)
Do female hormones have an effect on cardiac symptoms? The answers to these questions are still unknown. And that’s why the Erasmus Medical Centre has set up The Cycle Study. (…)
The statement that primates and humans are the only mammals who menstruate is only partly true. Also bats and elephant shrews get their periods. (…)
Help to set the score on periods in the great outdoors. Take part in a special survey to find out whether menstruation is a barrier for participating in adventurous activities. (..)
If you look at the hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle, it’s perfectly understandable that we feel slightly different from time to time. (…)
Not having enough money to pay for tampons or pads and thus missing school or work. A situation that only happens in developing countries? Wrong. Period poverty also exists in Europe and the USA. (…)
PMDD is known as the extreme sister of PMS. What exactly causes this syndrome is unclear. But the consequences are drastic.
Menstruation is still very much considered a shared experience amongst women. What does this mean for transgender individuals and how do they identify with this ‘female’ act? (…)
How does the menstrual cycle influence girls’ academic performance? A Dutch support service investigates… (…)
We’ve already talked a lot about taboo on Period!, but where does the word taboo come from? From the Polynesian word for menstrual blood?
How about the male menopause? Does it really exist? Men do experience a decrease of testosterone production.