A few hundred years ago women menstruated about 50 times in their lives; now, 500 times. What are the reasons for this? (…)
Every beginning is difficult. And also the start of your menstruation can go hand in hand with pain and other complaints. But does this automatically mean something is wrong? (…)
When a Gambian girl starts menstruating, she’s often married off to a stranger. Hence why Musu Bakoto hid her periods for two years. (…)
For girls in rural Bangladesh, an area which lacks menstrual education and amenities, the menarche is likely to be a daunting event. – A guest blog by Sumit Banik.
Everybody remembers her first period, don’t they? Was it a happy occasion? A sad one? British artist Pippa Robinson is exploring the menarche transition in her participatory arts project My Menarche. (…)
Following the worldwide release of the movie PadMan, Indian blogger Sonia Chatterjee shares her personal journey about menstruation and cramps. (…)
‘Almost every woman remembers her first menstruation. So why do we take this important moment in life for granted?’ Tessa Custers developed a period ritual, with a bar of soap as conversation starter.
Paying a man for sex with girls who just had their first period. Without a condom. It’s a tradition in Malawi. What other remarkable menstruation rites are there? (…)
‘Our first period is a precious time and a celebration of the transition from being a girl to becoming a woman. But how come so very few of us truly celebrate our menarche?’ A guest blog by the Australian counsellor Robyn Jones. (…)