One study suggests such bans are especially helpful to low-income women.
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.
The menstrual technology in Anne With an E is historically accurate, if not entirely comprehensive.
Its long, sputtering history tells us that we change what we use only after we change how we think.
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.
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.
Rose George reports from Nepal and Bangladesh on menstrual taboos.