Spain paves way for Europe's first 'menstrual leave' law
The legislation entitles workers experiencing period pain to as much time off as they need, with the state social security system -- not employers -- picking up the tab for the sick leave
First period: Early signs, management and all you need to know
The onset of female puberty is marked by breast budding, pubic hair development, growth spurt, and finally, menarche or first menstrual period
5 menstrual hygiene practices to keep in mind for healthy periods
By ensuring these basic practices, you will reduce the chance of infections, rashes and itchiness in your vaginal area
Delhi govt to install incinerators in schools to dispose of sanitary napkins
A class-wise schedule will be created and the students will be escorted to the toilet block to demonstrate the proper way of using the incinerator
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.
Hue of menstrual blood can tell you if all is well or whether it's time to consult a doctor
What does the colour of your period blood mean, from heavy to low flow, and late to early, they really can have a mind of their own, but a small change can be your body’s way of telling you something
How women astronauts are dealing with Aunt Flow in zero gravity environs of space
Women can get periods in space was once used as an argument that they shouldn’t be astronauts.
Odisha celebrates women, Mother Earth, menstruation in 3-day Raja Praba festival
Women and girls are celebrated and all agricultural activity is stopped to let nature rejuvenate.
Fight to demystify menstruation is on in rural India, where the taboo continues to costs lives
While people in urban cities are more open to talking about it, the veil is still very much present in rural India.
'Just periods': How link between PMDD, an extreme form of PMS, and depression is trivialised, lacks awareness in India
Women like Shehla Rashid, who bring matters such as PMS and PMDD and their links to suicide to the public domain and also initiate discussion, must be appreciated
International Menstrual Hygiene Day: To progress, India must end culture of shame and silence, writes Shabana Azmi
On International Menstrual Hygiene Day, Shabana Azmi writes about the dire need to destigmatise periods and raise awareness about the importance of hygiene
Menstrual Awareness Conclave to be held in Delhi to address stigma around periods, discuss sustainable solutions
Padman star Akshay Kumar is the chief guest for this event, which aims to discuss the safety of girls who reach puberty in school environments, among other issues
The Padman Challenge: Beyond Akshay Kumar's successful crusade, a lowdown on similar social media campaigns
For what it's worth, the makers of Padman have managed to turn the #PadmanChallenge into a successful, social media campaign
Padman, periods and Hollywood's problematic stereotyping of menstruating women
Periods, as we — buyers of overpriced sanitary napkins and consumers of painkillers — call them, have always been projected as an ‘event’ in Hollywood. Will Padman change that representation and take Bollywood one step further?
Padman: R Balki says 'Nobody could've played the lead role except Akshay Kumar as without him, there's no reach'
R Balki discusses Padman being a perfect family entertainer, choosing Akshay for the role and how avoiding the clash with Padmaavat benefited both
A comic book on menstrual hygiene is helping girls in rural India better understand their bodies
Spreading Your Wings aims to solve social problems, create an atmosphere of body positivity, and engage in those conversations which are considered 'difficult'.
What women need to know about regulating their periods: Get the right advice
It's important that women have some basic information about what they can do to adjust their periods without being overly dependent on a doctor.
Sabarimala Temple: Religious authorities need to stop shunning half the world's population
The Sabarimala shrine has historically been open to only male devotees because women experience menstruation and that is traditionally considered ‘impure’.
No freedom to express? Instagram takes down artist Rupi Kaur's photos because it shows menstruation blood
Photographer and artist Rupi Kaur, who also describes herself as a poetess on her Instagram account, put up photos depicting what a woman goes through during menstrutation. While there was no violence or nudity, Instagram chose to take the photos down because it showed blood stained clothes.