On Menstruation, Education, and Activism: An Interview with Saniya Ghanoui
Saniya Lee Ghanoui is a historian and critical media studies scholar who focuses on the intersection of gender and sexuality, medicine, and media. Through her studies, she became intrigued by how society created stigma and taboo around the menstrual cycle, which led her to focus on critical menstrual studies investigating the construction and depiction of menstruation in television, the history of menstrual education films, as well as the history of sex education in the United States.
Pelvis Problems: Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a complicated and often debilitating condition. It’s believed to occur in approximately 10% of people with uteruses of “reproductive age." That’s approximately 200 million people worldwide – a whole lot of folks! About two-thirds of people with the condition will develop symptoms before the age of 20, but it may take several years and consultations with multiple healthcare providers to receive a diagnosis. One of my missions in spreading awareness about endometriosis is to help more people receive a diagnosis and appropriate care more quickly.
Quickies: Periods and the Menstrual Cycle
A short, fast, sex ed summary about periods and the menstrual cycle.
Sexuality in Color: The Latinx Tampon Taboo
Only a small percentage of Latinas in the U.S. use tampons, despite their cultural prevalence—what gives?
Endometriosis - Why You Shouldn't Ignore Severe Period Pains
What's endometriosis and what can you do about it?
Period Woes: A Play in Two Acts
Hello, I'm 14, and I'm always scared of having my period unprepared, so I always wear a pad when I go out. How can I get over my fear of getting my clothes dirty ? Thank you. ...
Scarleteen Confidential: The Safer Sex Drawer
The Sex Goddess Blues: Building Sexual Confidence, Busting Perfectionism
Many women and girls feel insecure about sex, especially when it's new. How can we build some sexual confidence?
Party in My Pants Reusable Pads
Cheery, fun, and comfortable reusable menstrual pads and liners! It's like a party in your pants and your period's invited.
Prior to Periods
I'm 13 and i just want to know out of curiosity if you can have sex if you haven't ever had your periods AT ALL? Does it make any difference if you've had them before or if you haven't?...