Menstrual product manufacturers have mostly stopped manufacturing scented tampons for the U.S. market – including the world’s leading manufacturer of tampons, Procter & Gamble.
Because of new disclosure requirements coming out of New York State, our research has found the every period product user is getting way more information about these products than ever before. Some period products are a lot more complicated than we ever knew.
The laws include eliminating the menstrual tax, making menstrual products more accessible by requiring them in schools, prisons, correctional facilities and shelters; and addressing the safety of these products by requiring ingredient disclosure.
Upon approaching some of my friends with the idea of buying reusable products, I started wondering why no one at my school talked about reusable products. I sent out a survey to my school to see who would want to use reusable products and if not, why wouldn’t they use those products?
To keep these victories coming, we resolve to ensure you have the support, tools, training, resources, and actions that you need to create health and safety in your homes, bodies, workplaces, and communities. Ready to join us in building a powerful 2022?
Manufacturers of tampons, pads, cups and menstrual underwear are not required to tell you what ingredients they use to make these products ... but all that's about to change!
TAKE ACTION NOW to support the Menstrual Equity for All Act and ensure everyone who gets a period has access to menstrual products to control their flow.
WVE's Director of Science and Research answers some of your most asked questions on period health and intimate care products. Learn more about lubricants, ingredient safety, "odor" technologies and more!
From new menstrual equity policies and period poverty during the pandemic, to new testing of menstrual care products, check out these highlights of 2020's period health headlines!
This month in Period Health we're celebrating Environmenstrual Week! Plus, growing concerns over period poverty during COVID-19, Facebook bans an ad for showing red menstrual blood, new period stories and more!