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Women's Reproductive Health

Menstruation

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Conflicting information about menstruation is a problem when half of the population menstruates.

The Basics
Complications and Conditions
Menstrual Products
Tips

The Basics

The Facts About Menstruation

Understanding the complexities of your cycle is essential to managing your menstrual symptoms.

Let's get loud about our periods. Better conversations lead to better education.

Convenient and noninvasive, a new diagnostic test for cervical cancer is on the horizon.

Know when it's time to bust out the menstrual products again.

Complications and Conditions

Menstrual Complications and Conditions

Understanding common menstrual complications can help diagnose serious health conditions.

Hormonal fluctuations during menstruation may cause scalp issues and hair loss.

Psychological stress, extreme exercise and disordered eating can all cause menstruation to stop.

Two women describe their experience with the rare complication sometimes related to tampons.

Menstrual Products

The Facts About Menstrual Products

Whether for sustainability, reliability or long-term wear, there's a period product available.

More than 40 percent of women in the U.S. lack access to menstrual hygiene tools and education.

Gender-inclusive brands can help reduce dysphoria for some trans and nonbinary people.

From rags to pads, and Tassettes to tampons: How the U.S. has dealt with that time of the month.

Tips

Tips for a Better Period

Menstrual symptoms are annoying, but simple lifestyle modifications can ease your discomfort.

This fatty acid may provide some relief for mental and physical symptoms of PMS.

Just because 28 days is the average doesn't mean yours has to be.

Key nutrients such as magnesium and calcium might make your PMS symptoms more bearable.