MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Battle Over Free Sanitary Pads Lands Ugandan Activist In Jail

Battle Over Free Sanitary Pads Lands Ugandan Activist In Jail

Weaving A Red Web by Giuliana Serena A good deal of media exposure has been given to efforts in Canada, the United States, Australia, and Britain to eliminate menstrual product sales taxes and to provide pads and tampons in schools, prisons, and homeless shelters. However, there has been less attention given to such efforts in the non-Western world. To its... read more
Sustainable Cycles Rides Again: #SMCR2017

Sustainable Cycles Rides Again: #SMCR2017

Guest Post by Rachel Saudek Spokes-women from Sustainable Cycles, seen here en route for Boston in 2015, are about to set out for Atlanta to attend SMCR’s 2017 Conference. Starting April 1, 2017, a posse of spokes-women will begin the journey to the #SMCR2017 Conference happening June 22-24 in Atlanta, Georgia. Yes, we’re a few months early, but that’s because... read more
Endometriosis research and technology update

Endometriosis research and technology update

Today, one in ten women are living with endometriosis. You don’t need to look far to find a Tweet, Facebook post or blog entry by someone you know living with the disease. So far in 2017, when it comes to endometriosis, patient advocacy, storytelling and education is on the rise. Researchers, rather than hypothesize about the symptoms and treatment options,... read more
Endometriosis, painful sex, and physical therapy

Endometriosis, painful sex, and physical therapy

Guest Post by Dr. Sallie Sarrel, PT, ATC, DPT NOTE: This post was originally published on this blog on March 17, 2016. Dr. Sallie Sarrel is a Women’s Health Physical Therapist. “We have emerged from the days of Freud and finger pointing that sexual pain is only psychological. Especially in the case of women with endometriosis, sexual pain is driven... read more
School nurse initiative launches with Endometriosis Awareness Month

School nurse initiative launches with Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endo What?, the groundbreaking documentary about endometriosis, premiered in March 2016 to mark Endometriosis Awareness Month. Menstruation Matters reviewed the film on March 31, 2016, under the headline “Endo What? documentary sets the record straight about endometriosis.” Since last March the acclaimed film has screened worldwide. This March, the team behind the film–spearheaded by director/producer Shannon Cohn–is launching... read more
Menstrual leave, infertility benefits, and work(flow) balance

Menstrual leave, infertility benefits, and work(flow) balance

Let it Flow #2 by Menstrual Designer Jen Lewis. Photographer: Rob Lewis Menstrual leave is a trending topic in recent news stories. Zambia now offers leave to women suffering from serious menstrual cramps, whereas most countries in the West offer little, if any, paid sick time, let alone time off for menstrual-related pain. On Feb. 4, 2017, Quartz Media reports... read more
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