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Period Politics – Call or Write to Your Member of Congress!

Period Politics – Call or Write to Your Member of Congress!

Though getting anything through Congress these days is a daunting task, there is a piece of legislation that is of special interest to anyone concerned about women’s health.  It’s a bill called The Robin Danielson Feminine Hygiene Product Safety Act (H.R. 1708),and it directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine through research whether feminine hygiene products that contain...
#periodtalk: Let’s keep talking about menstruation

#periodtalk: Let’s keep talking about menstruation

Bloggers at re:Cycling often challenge and invite readers to open up and talk about our menstrual experiences. In a September post, Heather Dillaway asked : “Why don’t we talk about the important variations in our menstrual cycles?” In another, she wrote about the “second talk” Poise ads that encourage women to share their perimenopause experiences. Chris Bobel wrote...

Amy Rae’s Legacy

Longtime readers of re:Cycling are probably familiar with the story of Amy Rae Elifritz, who died from tampon-induced Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) in 2010, and became the namesake of ARE in You ARE Loved, the educational foundation started by her mother, Lisa Elifritz. This summer marks the second anniversary of Amy’s death, and the Elifritz family is suing...
It’s National Women’s Health Week — Celebrate and Reminisce with the FDA

It’s National Women’s Health Week — Celebrate and Reminisce with the FDA

I admit, I didn’t know that this is National Women’s Health Week until I received a reminder in my inbox from a U.S. FDA mailing list, letting me know about the Food & Drug Administration’s role in promoting Women’s Health. They’ve published a brochure (available in both HTML and PDF versions) commemorating 100 Years of Protecting and Promoting Women’s...
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