menstruation

Why you shouldn't be ashamed of your period

When we are socialised to believe something as natural as menstruation is dirty, those who bleed may feel embarrassed about their period.


Coded language contributes to culture of shame about menstruating

Caroline Vakil

Although coded language might make it easier for people to talk about menstruation, it may also reinforce the stigma attached to a natural process.


Why some people may not be over the moon about menstrual cups

Moon cups, reusable pads and period panties are all alternatives to disposable pads and tampons, but they may not work for everyone.


Free pads: 'KZN girls miss three days of school a month because of their periods'

Pontsho Pilane

The province is providing free sanitary pads to learners, so what's stopping a national roll-out?


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

Shaazia Ebrahim

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