Latest articles on Menstruation

‘​We need national buy-in to provide sanitary pads to poor women and girl learners’

The Kwazulu-Natal education department has set aside R50-million to fund the distribution of pads to schools in the four lowest quintiles.

When it’s not just PMS: Could your period be affecting your mental health?

Science could be closer to unravelling the riddle of menstruation-related mood disorders
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Tampon tax: What’s the big deal?

Why are people who menstruate forced to spend at least R40 000 on sanitary products in their lifetime?

A guide to ‘alternative menstruation’: Save money and the world during your period

When 'that time of the month' comes, you don't have to reach for disposable tampons or pads.

Data does not support the claim that 1 in 10 African girls miss school because of menstruation

A number of small studies have been conducted in African countries on the effect of menstruation on girls’ school attendance.

Menstruation is part of life

Private toilets and water to wash is a basic right for all school-going girls that must be realised

Menstruation conversation moved forward by community theatre and sewing in the Eastern Cape

The Siyahluma Project Group, formed in Grahamstown, creates their own re-usable pads and works to tackle stigmas surrounding menstruation.

Pull the plug on tampon taxes

Women should not be paying the state for the privilege of having their periods as if they were an indulgent luxury.

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