MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Media all over “end-the-tampon-tax” advocacy

As U.S. advocacy to end the “tampon tax” on all feminine hygiene products continues, Democratic politicians, including President Obama, dialled up the media conversation about the issue as 2016 got underway. Here’s a January timeline: This tampon art piece might be considered a luxury item, but the real thing is not. Special Edition Playtex by Danielle Hogan, 2006. Used with...
Taxing the Period

Taxing the Period

Photo courtesy Canadian Menstruators It seems that Canadian menstrual activists are way out ahead of those in the US with a drive to eliminate sales taxes on menstrual products.  I understand that this issue has come up previously at the Provincial level in Manitoba and British Columbia, but this is a nation-wide drive. The topic of menstruation is so delicate...

Say Yes to Rick Scott Sanitary Napkins

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive For those who have yet to see, the College Republican National Committee has a new advertisement out that is intended to reach women, particularly younger women, to lure their vote for several GOP governors. The advertisement is the same for several governor...

Winning the Menstrual Battle in the Abortion War

Last week, Loretta Ross, the pioneering women’s health activist, came to Boston for a public lecture.  Ross will keynote at our upcoming “Menstrual Health and Reproductive Justice: Human Rights Across the Lifespan” (What? You didn’t hear?). Hearing her speak tripled my excitement for her keynote in June. I, a serious fangirl, listened intently as she narrated a personal...
Save the Date! The Next Great Menstrual Health Con

Save the Date! The Next Great Menstrual Health Con

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Depo Provera and menstrual management

Depo Provera and menstrual management

Melinda Gates speaking at the London Summit on Family Planning; Photograph courtesy Wikimedia Commons A few weeks back I did an interview with Leslie Botha regarding the distribution of Depo Provera to women in developing countries. Recently Leslie shared with me an email she received from someone working in a family planning clinic in Karnataka, India. He described how he...
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