Bleeding every month is a costly affair. Pads and tampons cost a person R40 000 in their lifetime. Here’s a way to get round the price.
It may come round every month, but a lot of us still don’t know how our menstrual cycle works, says reproductive health doctor, Tlaleng Mofokeng.
In Rwanda, schoolgirls can now buy locally produced, cheaper sanitary towels
Moon cups, reusable pads and period panties are all alternatives to disposable pads and tampons, but they may not work for everyone.
When we are socialised to believe something as natural as menstruation is dirty, those who bleed may feel embarrassed about their period.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a diagnosable mental health condition. Never heard of it? You’re not alone.
Choosing between eating and bleeding through your school uniform comes at a cost.
The province is providing free sanitary pads to learners, so what’s stopping a national roll-out?
Science could be closer to unravelling the riddle of menstruation-related mood disorders
Find out which departments need to step up to make free pads a reality for people who menstruate.
Pontsho Pilane recently presented a proposal to Parliament to introduce free pads for poor people who menstruate. Here’s what she learned.
Why are people who menstruate forced to spend at least R40 000 on sanitary products in their lifetime?
Why the debate misses the very gendered point in a country where people with uteruses remain disproportionally affected by HIV.
A number of small studies have been conducted in African countries on the effect of menstruation on girls’ school attendance.
Reusable sanitary towels are cheaper than regular pads and tampons but the state is failing to distribute these to schoolgirls from poor families.
Many women suffer from menstrual cramps extreme enough to confine them to bed, but treatment is available that can provide effective relief.
When ’that time of the month’ comes, you don’t have to reach for disposable tampons or pads.
Medical doctors and traditional healers often struggle to trust each other. But in this rural KZN community they learned how to work together.
Anna Dahlqvist reflects on a short history of a messy 'problem', or how the world taught you to fear your period.
A 'foreign threat’ could be a convenient boogeyman in an election season where politicians will face questions about their failures. Or not?
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.