Menstruation

Silicon Valley

The Strange Sexism of Period Apps

From heteronormative language and pink flowers to major privacy concerns, these apps are letting us down.
Miranda Hall
7.25.17
humans of the year

The Future of Space Travel Depends on Varsha Jain, Space Gynecologist

She helps female astronauts deal with life in space, including what to do about their periods.
Kate Lunau
2.11.17
στίγμα

The Future of Periods

We talk to Kiran Gandhi, a former drummer for M.I.A. and an activist speaking out about period taboos, on this week's podcast.
Ankita Rao
10.7.16
Sports

Why Are Sports Researchers So Scared of Menstruation?

We don't know how menstruation affects female athletes' performance, because studies don’t tend to track women throughout their cycles.
Victoria Turk
6.6.16
Pill

What Happens When You Get Your Period in Space?

Hint: You can only use one of two Space Station toilets.
Kate Lunau
4.21.16
Weed

You Might Want to Think Twice About Putting Weed in Your Vagina to Ease Cramps

Cannabis could be a good way to cure cramps but the science just isn’t there yet.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.1.16
Health

The Military, and Plenty of Women, Want This High Tech Intravaginal Ring

The Priya ring, a core-temperature-tracking smart fertility ring, is now available through Indiegogo.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.1.15
Instagram

Instagram Is Sorry It Accidentally Removed a Photo of Menstrual Blood. Twice.

It used to have a user that just posted photos of shit but period blood gets censored?
Kaleigh Rogers
3.27.15
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Are Tampons Still a Thing?

I feel like we're due for some advancements in menstrual technology.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.13.15