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The vagina as muse to technological innovation: SMCR Weekend Links 

The vagina as muse to technological innovation: SMCR Weekend Links 

Menstrual and vaginal health has been no stranger to innovation, especially when it comes to technology. For years, technology has played a major role in the health, wellness and pleasure of female reproductive anatomy. Many of these innovations have made the lives women (and men) better. The Memo highlights some of the greatest technological advances thus far. From sex toys...
Weekend Links: Our favourite Olympian, menstrual taboos and menopause revisited

Weekend Links: Our favourite Olympian, menstrual taboos and menopause revisited

Headlines about menstruation have certainly been on the rise in 2016, but is the taboo surrounding such a natural process really diminishing? Thanks to social media, more people are talking about menstruation, but there are still others who continue to perpetuate the stigma. This positive and negative discourse has situated menstrual talk in an interesting state of fluidity (pardon the...

A new name for PCOS, a biomarker for period pain, and other Weekend Links

Although only a few weeks into summer, reproductive health has been no stranger to the newswire and popular culture. Personal testimony is at the forefront of many of the headlines, drawing attention to the lived experience of being a menstruator and having a vagina. Photo by Laura Wershler PCOS will now be known as metabolic reproductive syndrome. The name...

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...
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