Research suggests the chances of a clot drop by 80 percent within two weeks of quitting.
Research suggests the chances of a clot drop by 80 percent within two weeks of quitting.
Vein embolization is the gold standard for treating varicose veins in the pelvis.
Some people believe infrared saunas can help conditions from painful periods to fertility.
Some people believe infrared saunas can help conditions from painful periods to fertility.
From religious or cultural taboos to hygiene issues, view the pros and cons of period sex.
From religious or cultural taboos to hygiene issues, view the pros and cons of period sex.
Traditionally marketed to women, period products should use inclusive language. Here's why.
A new study suggests the minipill could be 98 percent effective with typical use.
A new study suggests the minipill could be 98 percent effective with typical use.
Author Amy J. Hammer, R.N., provides a detailed guide for reclaiming your menstrual cycle.
Author Amy J. Hammer, R.N., provides a detailed guide for reclaiming your menstrual cycle.
Spain introduced paid menstrual leave for workers. When will the United States do the same?
Spain introduced paid menstrual leave for workers. When will the United States do the same?
It can. Try a few of these yoga poses during your time of the month and beyond.
PMS may intensify around perimenopause and due to lifestyle changes.
PMS may intensify around perimenopause and due to lifestyle changes.
A new study suggests hormone timing might be an undervalued factor in blocking ovulation.
This biological process can be responsible for a number of irregularities in the body.
People with PMDD can suffer from severe anxiety, depression and more with every period.
Hormonal fluctuations can impact your mood during your menstrual cycle.
Hormonal fluctuations can impact your mood during your menstrual cycle.
Frequent, painful cramping during your period? There are treatment options.
Frequent, painful cramping during your period? There are treatment options.
Experts discuss the pros and cons of organic tampons and why you might want to make the swap.
It sounds like a type of German schnitzel and looks like a typo—but it's something much worse.
Due to potential bacterial growth, this feminine hygiene product does have a shelf life.
Due to potential bacterial growth, this feminine hygiene product does have a shelf life.
A lot of planning and tracking is involved, but is this contraceptive form effective?
Don't let bloating ruin your plans for that little black dress. Here’s how to help find relief.
Don't let bloating ruin your plans for that little black dress. Here’s how to help find relief.
Menstruating more than once every 28 days is less than fun (and due to many causes).
The cinematographer and filmmaker discusses why it's so important for us to talk about periods.
From birth to menopause, find out how many oocytes you have and how they change with age.
Retrograde menstrual flow, or reverse menstruation, has nothing to do with astrology.
Retrograde menstrual flow, or reverse menstruation, has nothing to do with astrology.
Fluctuating levels of the hormone estrogen can cause complications.
Feel twinges below your navel? Implantation pain may indicate pregnancy.
This usually monthly process can be affected by a number of different factors.
This usually monthly process can be affected by a number of different factors.
Sexual intimacy can be enjoyed any time of the month, but you should still protect yourself.
Tooth and gum discomfort before your period may be a sign of menstruation gingivitis.
Tooth and gum discomfort before your period may be a sign of menstruation gingivitis.
Here are the basics of the primary female reproductive organs.
The monthly period is one aspect of the menstrual cycle that's vital to reproductive health.
The monthly period is one aspect of the menstrual cycle that's vital to reproductive health.
Here's everything you should know about the possible long-term benefits and complications.
Here's everything you should know about the possible long-term benefits and complications.
An allergy to progesterone may be the cause of your menstrual cycle being abnormal.
An allergy to progesterone may be the cause of your menstrual cycle being abnormal.
The new law provides free feminine hygiene products and expands access to abortion.
The new law provides free feminine hygiene products and expands access to abortion.
Here's what you need to know about a residual and inconsequential bit of tissue.
This rare menstrual phenomenon may feel like a miscarriage, but what causes decidual casts?
The genetic condition can impact menstruation, fertility and more.
Your swollen and sore mammaries might just be caused by your period.
Here's a breakdown of the method that works and the ones that are myths.
Here's a breakdown of the method that works and the ones that are myths.
Here's what different shades of red may mean.
Bloating is pretty normal, but occasionally it can be a problem.
Bloating is pretty normal, but occasionally it can be a problem.
Here's what you can expect from Aunt Flo.
How long do I have to wait to wear tampons postpartum to avoid an infection?
How long do I have to wait to wear tampons postpartum to avoid an infection?
While light bleeding between periods is common and benign, it can sometimes be a red flag.
While light bleeding between periods is common and benign, it can sometimes be a red flag.
Changes are temporary and have no effect on fertility, researchers say.
For some women, wearing pads can cause unwanted skin irritation.
TikTok panic about the common ingredient titanium dioxide is overblown, experts say.
A yellow tampon is likely not cause for concern, but check for these other symptoms to be sure.
If you think a tampon is stuck in your vagina, don't panic. Here's how to remove it.
Here's what you need to know about the chance of fertilization during menstruation.
Learn your cycle's impact on your body by tracking your period—and take control of your life.
Symptoms of your period can linger and cause anxiety after it is finished.
If you're a new mother and not using this great invention, here's how you are missing out.
Struggling with hormonal acne or dry skin? Try syncing your products with your menstrual cycle.
The connection may be a bit fuzzy, but many women suffer from both conditions.
A sharp butt pain or anus cramp during your period is a common problem for many a booty.
You can use your flexible spending or health savings account to purchase menstrual care items.
Here's what you can expect with your periods from puberty to menopause.
Feeling dizzy and nauseous after putting in a hygiene product? Doctors have some theories.
Learning about this painful uterine condition will help you better support your partner.
Healthcare can affirm the experiences of nonbinary menstruators by degendering the cycle.
Know when it's time to bust out the menstrual products again.
Hormonal fluctuations during menstruation may cause scalp issues and hair loss.
More than 40 percent of women in the U.S. lack access to menstrual hygiene tools and education.
This fatty acid may provide some relief for mental and physical symptoms of PMS.
Eastern and Western perspectives on the menstrual cycle have some interesting differences.
Psychological stress, extreme exercise and disordered eating can all cause menstruation to stop.
Despite the name, massive bleeding during the menopausal transition is nothing to joke about.
Empty shelves cause some people to panic, but don't fret. You have options.
Gender-inclusive brands can help reduce dysphoria for some trans and nonbinary people.
Two women describe their experience with the rare complication sometimes related to tampons.
Two women describe their experience with the rare complication sometimes related to tampons.
From rags to pads, and Tassettes to tampons: How the U.S. has dealt with that time of the month.
From rags to pads, and Tassettes to tampons: How the U.S. has dealt with that time of the month.
PMS symptoms, vaginal discharge and cervical placement can all help you predict menstruation.
Hormone changes can cause a variety of symptoms, but there are times you should see your doctor.
People shouldn't have to feel shame around menstruation at work, school or anywhere else.
Restrictive diets can negatively impact your menstrual cycle—so how does IF stack up?
Spotting in early pregnancy can be alarming. Here's what you need to know.
If you're set on an insertive menstrual product, make a game plan.
If you experience cramps in the days following menstruation, it may be an underlying condition.
No, you're not imagining it, there's a lot happening to your body each month.
Feeling a certain way during that time of the month? You might be able to blame your cerebrum.
The physical, the emotional, the hormonal. Recovery involves many facets of the body and mind.
If your periods have become irregular, you may have entered the transition to menopause.
Here's why the pill is classified as a carcinogen, and why you probably shouldn't worry.
While clotting is often a regular part of periods, you should see a doctor in some instances.
Just because 28 days is the average doesn't mean yours has to be.
This debated diagnosis is often associated with several conditions.
Exercising too much, and eating too little, can have a wide range of health consequences.
Spotting mid-menstrual cycle isn't typically cause for alarm, but here's what to keep in mind.
While PMS begins before menstruation, PCS symptoms can appear anytime.
If your period doesn't return in a few weeks or months after ending birth control, see a doctor.
It's about time for progress: The femtech industry is projected to reach $3 billion by 2030.
If you want to decrease your landfill contribution, plenty of green period items are available.
Key nutrients such as magnesium and calcium might make your PMS symptoms more bearable.
The third film in Joachim Trier's trilogy successfully pulls off 'womansplaining' female desire.
This lesser-known contraceptive option offers convenience and efficacy similar to the pill.
The seriousness of the case depends on the cause, so make an appointment with your doctor ASAP.
What's normal for you may be abnormal for someone else. So, when should you be concerned?
Women are ditching toxins in favor of safer period care.
Women are ditching toxins in favor of safer period care.
Patients and doctors alike could benefit from more knowledge about the painful disorder.
SSRIs don't have known interactions with hormonal contraceptives, but other options might.
Here's how the body makes this contraceptive injection last for three months.
The herb is thought to help with anxiety and moodiness.
Researchers say hormonal contraceptive use by asthmatic women is linked to reduced flare-ups.
While it may be comforting to think a celestial body controls your period, science rules it out.
Though it's important to know about any dangerous side effects, this one is rare.
Also known as a stealth or denied pregnancy, this condition is more common than you'd think.
Studies found barriers to menstrual items can negatively impact education.
A recent study shows a slight increase in cycle length.
To avoid menstruation, skip the placebo pills and go straight to the next pack.
The bloody truth about refereeing your menstrual cycle.
Treating infertility in patients with this condition has evolved over the years.
You don't have to proceed with anything that feels uncomfortable.
Factors associated with vegetarian and vegan diets can affect your reproductive health.
It's rare, but an IUD can break inside you. Using one anyway is an individual decision.
Your uterus is made up of more than you might know.
Sudden change in your period? Your doctor may recommend this low-risk procedure.
Here's what you need to know about the sales tax on menstrual products.
NHL starts in white blood cells and is the seventh most common cancer among American adults.
No matter what contraceptive you use, there are factors that can complicate things.
Some foods and supplements can decrease the effectiveness of the pill. Here's what to know.
Meds often can't help with these period-specific headaches, but there are coping strategies.
Eating disorders affect hormonal health, but do hormones increase your risk of developing one?
Learn more about the symptoms of the most common type of pregnancy loss.
Some doctors recommend this mineral, but the results from research on its efficacy are mixed.
The unconventional menstrual cup method might just be worth a shot.
For people who struggle with pills, chewable birth control could be an alternative.
Not looking to get pregnant anytime soon? The pill could treat this uncomfortable condition.
Companies around the world are beginning to institute period policies for people who menstruate.
Don't worry—you're not the first person to ask this question.
Science is starting to uncover the fascinating and terrifying truth about this vital organ.
PMS-related sleep issues are common. Here's why.
Understanding the role diet plays before, during and after your period can help manage symptoms.
Supplies delivered to your door can help make your cycle as stress-free as possible.
Until more research is done, the FDA and physicians advise caution with this delivery method.
Research is uncovering just how important 'good' bacteria can be for your health.
Learn more about the impact on menstruation, pregnancy and fertility—and possible solutions.
New research is taking a closer look at the biological factors behind common symptoms.
If vaginal discharge stained your favorite panties, don't worry. It's totally normal.
Experiencing ADHD flare-ups during your period? It's not all in your head.
Experts explain why these sea creatures shouldn't be anywhere near your vagina.
Doctors agree TENS works, but more conclusive studies are needed on this alternative treatment.
OB-GYNs warn about the dangers and recommend clinics if you can't access your main provider.
BBT can help you be more in tune with your cycle but won't work as contraception for all women.
Discomfort and swelling may occur during PMS, but there are ways to reduce it.
Consistency and color may be trying to tell you something.
Western medical practitioners may be skeptical, but many women swear by the treatment.
Listen to your body. Irregular menstruation could be signaling that something else is wrong.
Despite lots of anecdotal evidence, experts disagree about what’s really happening.
Claims of health benefits abound, but let's dive into the realities of this holistic practice.
You've heard the speculation. We talk to doctors to get the scoop.
Five universities will look at a growing number of reports on less-discussed side effects.
Despite anecdotal reports, there's no evidence that the reusable devices relieve period pain.
Menstrual cramps are par for the course for many women. Cannabinoids could change that.
Why do period poops smell so bad? The causes vary among women.
According to recent studies, coffee can actually help with premenstrual pain and bloating.
Whether you're thinking about going on or off the pill, it's important to know what to expect.
The serious risks of 'menstrual masks' outweigh any supposed benefits of this skincare fad.
Every menstrual cycle is different, but sudden changes might be a sign something's wrong.
Research shows acupuncture might offer an effective, safe solution for period pain sufferers.
Environmental consciousness can mean more than recycling cans.
Bouncing from one specialist to another is common when seeking an endometriosis diagnosis.
Some women experience more than just physical pain at that time of the month.
Your flow shouldn't stop you from living your life.
Tracking your period can help you get the most out of your gym time.
When used properly, sustainable menstrual products may offer a variety of benefits.
When used properly, sustainable menstrual products may offer a variety of benefits.
If you're feeling lightheaded and sleepy today, that could mean serious trouble down the line.
Don't let cervical ectropion stop and take away your sex life.
When your estrogen levels go off a cliff, you can lose motivation, focus, confidence and drive.
From urine to blood, fluids can be a huge turn-on for some. Here's the deal on fluid fetishism.
Synthetic hormones gave me my periods until I chose to fight to get them back naturally.
Women are reporting irregular periods and fertility concerns after getting their COVID-19 shots.
Though the symptoms are similar to menopause, you may still be able to get pregnant with POI.
This congenital condition can be scary, but a simple surgery is often the answer.
Supplements might just help alleviate some of your painful premenstrual symptoms.
Both chronic conditions have similar symptoms, and getting an accurate diagnosis takes time.
Understanding why fluctuating hormone levels cause irregular periods during perimenopause.
Nurture your body by choosing foods that correspond with the ebb and flow of your hormones.
Three women share their harrowing journey to an endometriosis diagnosis.
Pelvic pain can be debilitating, but finding a cause allows for an active and healthy lifestyle.
Emergency contraceptives are available as a second line of defense to prevent pregnancy.
Let's review where to find your cervix and what it can tell you about your reproductive system.
An imperforate hymen can affect your reproductive health, but the fix can be straightforward.
Anemia can be a serious side effect of heavy periods, but treatment options are available.
Try these top 5 ways to manage endometriosis from the comfort of your own home.
It's a fast solution for unwanted smells. Here's how it works and why you should avoid overuse.
The fatigue many women experience around menstruation has an explanation (and a solution).
Most women who've read the back of a tampon box have heard of TSS—but how can it affect you?
You can increase your chances of conceiving, even with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
These innovative products offer super protection—plus save money, stress and the planet.
Menstrual cups are a popular alternative to tampons and maxi pads. Which one is right for you?
Learn how to spot these two common types of gynecologic cancer.
As someone with this rare condition, let me tell you all about it.
It’s like a monthly report card, telling you so much about your health.
Monthly periods can be a hassle, but changes in your cycle could signal a health issue.
A holistic approach can relieve menstrual cramps if pharmaceuticals are not for you.
Before assuming the worst about a lump, see what evidence says about cysts and cancer risk.
With dietary supplements and workout adaptations, you don't have to suffer through your period.
Changes in your menstrual cycle may be worth a discussion with your doctor.
Treatment is a challenge, but a surmountable one. Here are some tips to get you through.
Sometimes periods aren't as timely as they should be. What's to blame?
Women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome face a daily struggle to manage their symptoms.
Follow these tips to reduce stress after learning about your condition.
Daily yoga and meditation practice can treat and prevent the most impactful menstrual symptoms.
Menstruation can trigger painful fibromyalgia symptoms, but self-care can help.
If you're into period sex, the newer 'disc' model might be your new best friend.
Anemia affects millions of women a year, but it’s largely preventable.
It’s about to get real—let’s talk about vaginal discharge.
I've learned some lessons after two decades of hormonal birth control.
You might feel far from fresh during menstruation, but here's how to turn that around.
A new attitude about periods has led to innovative products meant to help women deal with them.
Knowing actions to take when you forget to take your daily pill can help you avoid pregnancy.
Reports that the doses are impacting menstruation raise old concerns about women’s health.
It's time for an honest conversation about pregnancy loss.
If your bleeding is excessive or your period painful, it may be time to consult your doc.
A brand-new, easy form of contraception has hit the market, but be sure to read the fine print.
If you suffer from endometriosis, including your partner in your struggle can bring comfort.
Here’s what you need to know about vaginismus, which can cause sex to be painful or impossible.
If you're considering this procedure for your reproductive health, here's what you should know.
A heavy flow or gush is not always normal and can signal more severe health issues.
Conflicting information about menstruation is a problem when half of the population menstruates.
The menopausal transition is a time of change, but you can thrive in this life stage.
Don't take chances with issues as serious as pregnancy and STIs. Let's get the facts straight.
Pain from endometriosis can be unbearable and hard to treat. Massage therapy may help.
Management techniques can make endometriosis bearable and reduce the severity of its symptoms.
Surgery for the condition, including hysterectomy, is invasive but has long-term upsides.
Reducing your cervical cancer risk factors can improve your chances of survival, and prevent rec
This cancer warning sign is another reason why you should never postpone your regular Pap test.
PMS is the most commonly known, but there are more menstrual conditions to be aware of.
PMDD can be debilitating but doesn't have to be with the right tips and techniques.
The pill may be a miraculous drug, but it's not perfect. Here's what you need to know.
Every woman with endometriosis has a unique experience. These tips help me cope with mine.
Whether for sustainability, reliability or long-term wear, there's a period product available.
Understanding your symptoms is the first step to getting diagnosed with endometriosis.
Menstrual symptoms are annoying, but simple lifestyle modifications can ease your discomfort.
Understanding common menstrual complications can help diagnose serious health conditions.
It’s OK to drink during your period, but know the chemical changes your body may experience.
It’s OK to drink during your period, but know the chemical changes your body may experience.
Here's what you need to know before you get this highly effective contraceptive.
PMDD refers to physical, mental and emotional symptoms one feels in the weeks before a period.
Aligning your exercise routine with your hormones can maximize health and wellness.
Life with endometriosis can be improved by implementing strengthening and stretching exercises.
Here's the nitty-gritty on how to perform and receive cunnilingus during menstruation.
Period sex has tons of perks from more intense orgasms to relieving menstrual cramps.
The link may not be direct, but chronic stress can affect your menstrual cycle. Find out how.
Though less common today than it was in the 1980s and '90s, toxic shock syndrome is not gone.
Options can be good but overwhelming. Here's what I found during my birth control search.
Women shouldn't let myths about menstrual products leave them confused and misinformed.
When it comes to birth control, choose the type that's best suited to your lifestyle.
There's nothing 'icky' about the benefits. Trust us.
To soothe persistent suffering, many are turning to products made from marijuana plant extracts.
Blemishes and pimples can make menstrual periods even less fun. Try these simple solutions.
Vaginal discharge cleans and protects the cervix, and can also alert women to potential issues.
Insulin issues accompany polycystic ovary syndrome. The right food can help you stay balanced.
Learning the symptoms of this reproductive syndrome can help prevent long-term effects.
Spotting is definitely annoying and inconvenient, but is it cause for concern?
Don’t put your sex life on hold during your period.
Menstrual cups aren’t new, but they have seen a recent spike in popularity. Find out why.
Increase vaginal health with fewer products and more nurture.
Pelvic pain is common, but before you receive proper treatment, know what’s causing it.
One woman in 10 is affected by endometriosis—physically, psychologically and sexually.
An oral contraceptive has side effects, but so does stopping it. Know what to expect.
From your first period to menopause—and everything in between—it's vital to know the basics.
Many women expect mood swings during their cycle, but understanding why helps you take control.
PMS is more than just a regular inconvenience for women who suffer serious symptoms every month.
One in 10 women has endometriosis. I was one. Here’s how I found someone to listen and help.