Periods



Horrendo-metriosis

10th March 2022

Erin McKie discusses how endometriosis has impacted her social life, studies, and mental health. “But you don’t look ill… It’s just a bad period, get over it”.  I’ve heard phrases like this numerous times. Last April, I was officially diagnosed with endometriosis, having displayed symptoms for the previous five years. Endometriosis is a condition where ...


Blood, jabs and tears: the undisclosed menstrual side effects of the covid-19 vaccine

5th January 2022

Melisa Korkut discusses the reported period changes following the Covid-19 vaccine. In recent months, claims of people noticing changes to their periods after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine have emerged on social media. This likely came as such a shock because the possibility of menstruation changes as a side effect is not included in the patient ...


No one should have to pay to bleed

20th December 2020

Scotland has taken a groundbreaking step, now the rest of the world must follow. Scotland recently became the first country in the world to make period products freely available to those who need them. The bill was introduced by Labour MSP Monica Lennon, who has been campaigning to end period poverty since 2016. She argued ...


The writing is on the bathroom stalls: we deserve better period products

12th December 2020

Where are the good period products in 2020? Back in September, Pantone made headlines by unveiling a new shade of red inspired by the colour of periods as part of a campaign to try and destigmatize menstruation. Now, I’m all for accurate menstrual representation in the media. This move from Pantone was positively progressive compared ...