How a Menstrual Cup Can Help Save the Planet

How a Menstrual Cup Can Help Save the Planet

Periods can be a pain – literally and figuratively. They can be a monthly hassle, but they also have a significant environmental impact. In the United States alone, it is estimated that more than 20 billion pads and tampons are discarded in landfills every year. These...

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What Causes Period Poverty?

What Causes Period Poverty?

Period Poverty is a global issue that affects people in developed and developing countries. The lack of access to menstrual hygiene products can lead to physical health problems, such as infections and reproductive tract complications, and can have negative social and...

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How to Be an Effective Ally to People with Periods

How to Be an Effective Ally to People with Periods

A period ally is someone who does not menstruate but wants to support those who do. So first, thank you for being here.   One of the main reasons so many people in the United States deal with period poverty is because of the stigma and shame that have long surrounded...

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How and Why You Should Use a Period Tracker

How and Why You Should Use a Period Tracker

Whether you print out the GHGP Period Tracker or use an app, keeping up with your menstrual cycle can help in many ways. Sure, the bleeding days are the ones we focus on the most, but understanding the entire menstrual cycle (even the times of the month when there is...

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Wrong Answer. Try Again.

Wrong Answer. Try Again.

Recently I asked a school nurse, "Why are pads and tampons kept in your office, and not the bathrooms, where they are needed?" The answer won't surprise you, and I'll bet it's the same answer most of you would get if you walked into a local school. Still the response...

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Is Your Period Sustainable?

Is Your Period Sustainable?

It is hard to overstate just how big an impact our periods are having on the planet. In the last decade or so, there is a mountain of evidence that has piled up regarding menstrual products' effects on the environment and if we're being honest, we have to take some of...

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When It’s More Than Just A Hashtag

When It’s More Than Just A Hashtag

Today marks International Women's Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. One of the best ways to mark the day and champion the push for equality for all genders is to uplift the work of others. The theme of...

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Glossary for the Global Menstrual Movement

Glossary for the Global Menstrual Movement

Before Girls Helping Girls. Period. was even an official non-profit, its founders (Emma and Quinn, at about ages 12 and 15) were talking to adults about the importance of supporting those who struggle to pay for menstrual products and the need for pads and tampons in...

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