Denver Just Passed a No-Tampon-Tax Bill. Where Else Have Such Taxes Been Lifted?
One study suggests such bans are especially helpful to low-income women.
A Group of Activists Is Demanding Free Tampons in All School Restrooms
There is a growing movement in the United States to eliminate taxes on menstrual products and provide such products for free in restrooms at schools, prisons, shelters, and public places.
What Would Anne of Green Gables Have Used During Her Period?
The menstrual technology in Anne With an E is historically accurate, if not entirely comprehensive.
Why Has It Taken the Menstrual Cup So Long to Go Mainstream?
Its long, sputtering history tells us that we change what we use only after we change how we think.
Lessons From Judy Blume: Pubescent Problems Matter
Despite Blume’s best efforts, young people in the U.S. still lack adequate information about their bodies and sexuality—and they’re not alone.
How Can Sanitary Pads Be Made More Widely Available?
Heavily subsidized pads are making their way into rural areas, where girls were resorting to feathers, soil, and more—anything to absorb the blood—but we must find low-cost alternatives.
What Life Is Like When Having Your Period Means You Are Shunned
Rose George reports from Nepal and Bangladesh on menstrual taboos.