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Period Talks

What Is The Evolutionary Benefit Or Purpose Of Having Periods?

I'm so glad you asked. Seriously. The answer to this question is one of the most illuminating and disturbing stories in human evolutionary biology, and almost nobody knows about it...

Period Pain Can Be “Almost As Bad As A Heart Attack.” Why Aren’T We Researching How To Treat It?

This post has been corrected It’s time to talk about period pain. Every month, every woman you know who’s pre-menopause and post-puberty bleeds from their vagina. Periods are one of the most basic facts of life...

Aditi Gupta: The Brave Indian Girl Who's Breaking The Silence Around Menstruation

Aditi Gupta, from Garhwa, Jharkhand started working on Menstrupedia, a website that aims at educating people about menstruation and ways to have a happy and hygienic period, as a part of her thesis project at National Institute of Design, Ahmedaba...

Breaking The Silence On Menstruation

We have a lot of days related to women on the calendar, but May 28th is one that I hadn’t heard about before: Global Menstrual Hygiene Day. I was alerted to this by Irise International, an NGO that addresses inadequate Menstrual Hygiene Management...

On Paper Bags, Purity And Periods

The first time I skipped my Quran reading class, I was 11. I stayed inside the room while my brother carried on his poorly-accented Arabic recitations with our Qari sahib. I wasn’t worried about getting in trouble for not attending; my mother had ...

Menstrual Hygiene Day: The World Celebrates Periods

All around the world, people are breaking the silence talking about periods to celebrate the second Menstrual Hygiene Day...

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Period Talks

Vennila KarkyVennila Karky
The world of menstruation is mostly hush-hush and buried under dogma and euphemism. Here's some plain talk.