Health + Wellness

Health + Wellness

"5 Tampon Alternatives You Didn't Know About", Her Culture Magazine, Issue No. 24

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“A recent US study found that the use of vaginally applied estrogen to ease menopause symptoms likely doesn’t increase a woman’s risk of heart disease or certain cancers.”

“A recent US study found that the use of vaginally applied estrogen to ease menopause symptoms likely doesn’t increase a woman’s risk of heart disease or certain cancers.”

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“Entrepreneur Anna Villarreal’s Boston-based company, LifeStory Health, is seeking to put lost menstrual blood to better use by working to develop the first noninvasive menstrual blood diagnostic test.”

“Entrepreneur Anna Villarreal’s Boston-based company, LifeStory Health, is seeking to put lost menstrual blood to better use by working to develop the first noninvasive menstrual blood diagnostic test.”

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“Northwestern University’s medical school launched a website called Reprotopia to educate children ages 10 to 14 on reproductive health..”

“Northwestern University’s medical school launched a website called Reprotopia to educate children ages 10 to 14 on reproductive health..”

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“Placenta accreta, a condition affecting pregnancies, has appeared frequently in recent news headlines.”

“Placenta accreta, a condition affecting pregnancies, has appeared frequently in recent news headlines.”

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“In the past few years, I’ve come to terms with the fact that menstruation is a perfectly normal biological function and that there’s no reason why I should feel like I need to pretend that it doesn’t happen. But just because I’m comfortable with the fact that my body undergoes menstruation, it does not mean that talking about my menstrual experience with strangers is any easier.”

“In the past few years, I’ve come to terms with the fact that menstruation is a perfectly normal biological function and that there’s no reason why I should feel like I need to pretend that it doesn’t happen. But just because I’m comfortable with the fact that my body undergoes menstruation, it does not mean that talking about my menstrual experience with strangers is any easier.”

Young woman hands holding hygienic tampon

“It is my choice to decide what to do with my body. It is my choice to choose what menstrual products I want to use and no one else’s opinions have any business playing into my decision.”

“It is my choice to decide what to do with my body. It is my choice to choose what menstrual products I want to use and no one else’s opinions have any business playing into my decision.”

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“It can be hard to stay body positive when you grow up in a dance studio. There’s always people who think that it is okay to critique other people’s bodies, to comment on their weight or to tell them they need to shave any visible trace of body hair.”

“It can be hard to stay body positive when you grow up in a dance studio. There’s always people who think that it is okay to critique other people’s bodies, to comment on their weight or to tell them they need to shave any visible trace of body hair.”

Woman shaving her legs in a bathtube.

“I have been conditioned to feel like I can’t leave the house in a tank top with unshaven underarms. There are times where I’ve caught myself with one foot out the door, on my way to work or to meet friends, when suddenly I’m hit with the realization that I hadn’t shaved the night before.”

“I have been conditioned to feel like I can’t leave the house in a tank top with unshaven underarms. There are times where I’ve caught myself with one foot out the door, on my way to work or to meet friends, when suddenly I’m hit with the realization that I hadn’t shaved the night before.”

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“It’s hard to want to erase, or dismiss, the existence of “The Story of Menstruation.” It makes sense that it’s archived and preserved because the short film itself was both revolutionary for its time and the best example of why breaking down taboos around menstruation is important.”

“It’s hard to want to erase, or dismiss, the existence of “The Story of Menstruation.” It makes sense that it’s archived and preserved because the short film itself was both revolutionary for its time and the best example of why breaking down taboos around menstruation is important.”

Doctor and patient looking at digital tablet

“Labiaplasty, or labia minora reduction, is the most common procedure for people who are concerned with the appearance of their vulva.”

“Labiaplasty, or labia minora reduction, is the most common procedure for people who are concerned with the appearance of their vulva.”

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“Uterine fibroids- benign tumors that grow on the wall of the uterus –are one of the most common causes behind infertility and pregnancy complications.”

“Uterine fibroids- benign tumors that grow on the wall of the uterus –are one of the most common causes behind infertility and pregnancy complications.”

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“A new U.S. study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that young women who suffer a concussion may be at an increased risk of experiencing menstrual irregularities in the months following the injury.”

“A new U.S. study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that young women who suffer a concussion may be at an increased risk of experiencing menstrual irregularities in the months following the injury.”

Close up acupuncturist applying acupuncture needles to womans neck

“Studies on the benefits of acupuncture for treating women’s health issues have produced mixed results and sparked a controversy between experts as to whether acupuncture is an effective alternate to traditional treatment procedures.”

“Studies on the benefits of acupuncture for treating women’s health issues have produced mixed results and sparked a controversy between experts as to whether acupuncture is an effective alternate to traditional treatment procedures.”

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“Missing your period once – let alone for an extended period of time – is rarely considered a good thing by doctors, unless you’re hoping to get pregnant..”

“Missing your period once – let alone for an extended period of time – is rarely considered a good thing by doctors, unless you’re hoping to get pregnant..”

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“A new wave of health activists concentrated on the concept of “menstrual equity” are demanding that the government hold companies responsible for disclosing all chemicals and materials used to manufacture their menstrual products.”

“A new wave of health activists concentrated on the concept of “menstrual equity” are demanding that the government hold companies responsible for disclosing all chemicals and materials used to manufacture their menstrual products.”

“Research conducted by a team at the University of Washington examined a number of smartphone apps used to track the menstrual cycle — including Clue, Eve, Glow, Period Tracker and Pink Pad — and found that many apps were not as accurate or user-friendly as they could be.”

“Research conducted by a team at the University of Washington examined a number of smartphone apps used to track the menstrual cycle — including Clue, Eve, Glow, Period Tracker and Pink Pad — and found that many apps were not as accurate or user-friendly as they could be.”