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  1. Green Goods
    I've been really curious about period underwear for a while. As a menstrual cup user, I have a pretty clear idea of just how much I bleed during each day of a cycle, and I just couldn't fathom how a pair of underwear could both absorb that liquid AND not feel, well, gross to wear. I had this...
  2. Green Goods
    Many of us limit the number of potentially hazardous products in our lives, but our vaginas don't always get the same consideration. Women today have an estimated 450 periods during their lifetimes. As the average period lasts four days, females can count on approximately 1800 days of bleeding...
  3. Green Goods
    A new study finds that girls who start their period before the age of 12 are at a significantly higher risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke as they age. Puberty is starting earlier than ever before, with the average age of menarche (a woman's first period) at 12.43 years of age. This is a...
  4. Green Goods
    Periods continue to be a taboo subject, despite the fact that nearly half of the world's population will experience a menstrual cycle. One amazing 19-year-old activist is doing her part to ensure that women in need have access to feminine hygiene products. Just last week I was working as a...
  5. Green Goods
    Just as the earth goes through seasons of change, our bodies cycle through the seasons each month. Here are ways we can appreciate the season of Autumn, which is represented by the time just before our period comes. Our bodies work in cycles. We sleep and wake based on the circadian rhythm and...
  6. Green Goods
    Menstruation is challenging enough for women. Between cramps, heavy bleeding, and a general feeling of fatigue, that "time of month" can be a real hassle. But for some, a monthly period is more than a minor annoyance; it's a time of humiliation and distress. For the majority of Americans...
  7. Green Goods
    This month, Scotland is making history. It will offer free sanitary products to low-income girls and women. While the pilot project is limited in its scope, its launch holds hope that other countries will recognize the vital importance of assisting women in obtaining sanitary products for both...
  8. Baby
    Breastfeeding can hold off your menstrual cycle for months after birth and create strange cycles. Learning how to manage both breastfeeding and natural family planning can be hard without proper information. Just like breastfeeding and mothering, I believe that fertility is a natural part of...
  9. Preteens and Teens
    Hello My name is Jamie my 11 yr old started her menstrual cycle about 5 days ago. I was talking with her grandmother and I brought up setting her up an appointment with an OB. My mother flipped out on me and said she is way to young and that I shouldn't take her to an obgyn until shes sexual...
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