Hypothalamic amenorrhea is a condition in which the hypothalamus stops or slows the production of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, as a result of which the woman stops having menstruation.
New studies on menopause throw better light on women’s sexual desire, sleep issues and symptom management
Hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, sleep problems, weight gain and vaginal dryness are just some of the symptoms associated with menopause that plague most women.
Women with irregular periods often don’t realise it to be a symptom and believe it to be normal, while the truth is that irregular and unpredictable periods are one of the major symptoms that help diagnose PCOS.
Tackling menstruation sustainably: How India's battle to provide environment-friendly sanitary pads is far from won
Though the Suvidha Initiative, which Narendra Modi championed in his Independence Day Speech, helped improve access to affordable sanitary pads, the oxo-degradable pads do not meet environmental quality standards
What critics of 'period leave' ignore: Fallout of inherently gendered world impacts every aspect of women’s lives
Predictably, the pushback to Zomato’s seemingly progressive step typifies the usual response to any reproductive health reform with women at the centre.
Period leave isn't 'radical'; it's simply making the workplace amenable to the people who work in it
The story of how weekends and humane working hours came to be makes for an important and inspiring comparison when talking about period leave.
In Nepal, a storytelling initiative engages local women in dispelling stigma surrounding menstrual hygiene
The story of Kumari seeks to empower the women of Nepal to voice their discomfort with practices that should be critiqued, but have been pushed behind a veneer of culture.
Deployed on COVID-19 duty, women doctors and nurses in PPE kit bear extreme discomfort during menstruation
Coming up with more methods to aid these women in executing their immense and valuable duties would also facilitate the healthcare system in battling COVID-19.
Due to lack of information, a lot of women don’t even know what to look for and how to care of their health.
Truth is, women's bodies are very different compared to men's. And it is not confined to hormones and the reproductive system.
The fact is that your body, after going through 9 months of pregnancy, is now very different. Obviously, your period will not be the same as before.
Gujarat college’s principal, rector among four arrested for forcing 60 girls to remove undergarments to check for menstruation
Police on Monday arrested four persons, including the principal of the Gujarat college, where authorities allegedly forced over 60 girls to remove their undergarments to check if they were menstruating
Notably, Swami Krushnaswarup Dasji, who made these remarks, is associated with Swaminarayan Temple which runs a college in Bhuj whose principal and female staff had allegedly forced more than 60 girls to remove their undergarments to check if they were menstruating
NCW sets up panel to speak to Gujarat college students who were made to strip to check if they were menstruating, slams varsity for 'shameful exercise'
The National Commission for Women has set up an inquiry committee which will meet the students of a college in Gujarat who were reportedly forced to strip to prove that they were not menstruating
Regular exercise, even during your period, is very important because it improves blood circulation, stretches the muscles and can relieve inflammation.
A study showed that all the subjects who tried yoga intervention to reduce PMS symptoms actually ended up taking fewer painkillers during their period.
If you do plan on giving it a try, or are even a little bit curious, let us tell you - it’s really not so hard and can actually be a lot of fun.
Photographer Uma Bista’s project Our Songs from the Forest is a testament to how the menstrual taboo of chhaupadi continues to exist in Nepal. But she goes beyond its documentation, exploring the ways in which young women are rebelling against custom and how they find solace in the forest.
Menstruation takes up just a few days in a month, however, there’s a whole range of hormones that need to do their job before getting to this point.