- This video shows a brief talk by Catarina de Albuquerque, UN Special Raporteur, about menstrual hygiene as a human right.
- Hypatia’s rags and the history of menstruation.
- A study published last year in Urology, the official publication of The Société Internationale d’Urologie, found a fivefold increase in the number of visits to U.S. emergency rooms due to pubic hair grooming injuries. Of the estimated 11,704 incidents during the period between 2002-2010, 56.7% of the cohort were women, and shaving razors were implicated in 83% of the injuries.
- New Mayo Clinic research suggests that blood may hold clues to whether post-menopausal women may be at an increased risk for areas of brain damage that can lead to memory problems and possibly increased risk of stroke.
- Poor Jenna really needs a Mooncup — and much better sex education — in this short film by University of Missouri students Drew and Steve Gieske.
- According to two new reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US), birth control use has been increasing in the US. The reports state that 99.1 percent of sexually experienced women ages 15 to 44 who were surveyed between 2006 and 2010 have used some form of contraception. Links to both reports can be found in this Huffington Post article about the findings.
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