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Mandy Moore, Shahadi Wright Joseph join 50 other playwrights and actors for Period Piece monologues
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Mandy Moore, Shahadi Wright Joseph join 50 other playwrights and actors for Period Piece monologues

Period Piece will consist of 36 monologues by 36 different playwrights performed over three different performances in April.

Sustainable menstruation: An explainer on how eco-friendly menstrual hygiene ensures a safer environment
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Sustainable menstruation: An explainer on how eco-friendly menstrual hygiene ensures a safer environment

Sanitary pads, tampons, and other menstrual hygiene products are categorized as ‘dry municipal waste’ under the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. There is ambiguity on whether menstrual waste should be considered as biomedical waste or plastic waste.

New drug can help treat reproductive health conditions like PCOS, improve fertility in women
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New drug can help treat reproductive health conditions like PCOS, improve fertility in women

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
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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.

World Heart Day 2020: Irregular periods, PCOS may have long term effect on women's heart health
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World Heart Day 2020: Irregular periods, PCOS may have long term effect on women's heart health

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
India

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.

International Women’s Day Part 9: 6 health tips for women
Health

International Women’s Day Part 9: 6 health tips for women

Due to lack of information, a lot of women don’t even know what to look for and how to care of their health.

International Women’s Day Part 5: Four things men should know about women’s health
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International Women’s Day Part 5: Four things men should know about women’s health

Truth is, women's bodies are very different compared to men's. And it is not confined to hormones and the reproductive system.

Here’s how your periods after pregnancy will be different from before
Health

Here’s how your periods after pregnancy will be different from before

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
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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

Menstruating women who cook for husbands will be reborn as dogs, says religious leader from Gujarat
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Menstruating women who cook for husbands will be reborn as dogs, says religious leader from Gujarat

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'
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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

Yoga for period pain Part 2: Four asanas to reduce menstrual pain and improve digestion
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Yoga for period pain Part 2: Four asanas to reduce menstrual pain and improve digestion

Regular exercise, even during your period, is very important because it improves blood circulation, stretches the muscles and can relieve inflammation.

Yoga for period pain Part 1: Five yoga asanas to ease menstrual cramps and relieve tension
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Yoga for period pain Part 1: Five yoga asanas to ease menstrual cramps and relieve tension

A study showed that all the subjects who tried yoga intervention to reduce PMS symptoms actually ended up taking fewer painkillers during their period.

All you need to know about having sex during your period
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All you need to know about having sex during your 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.

Rural Nepal's women, burdened by menstrual taboos, find solace in the forest
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Rural Nepal's women, burdened by menstrual taboos, find solace in the forest

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.