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!
May 28th is Menstrual Hygiene Day. People around the world are celebrating period health today! Here are 4 ways to engage today and every day to raise your voice for period positivity!
Through a myth-busting dialogue process, we shared personal stories and lived experiences, ultimately liberating the way we think and talk about our periods.
“Allowing companies to claim CBI is an immediate red flag when it comes to the safety of period care products. These products have been woefully under-regulated and under-researched for decades and there is so much we don’t know about their manufacturing, ingredients and potential health impacts,” said Alexandra Scranton, Director of Science and Research at WVE. “Allowing some ingredients to be hidden as CBI will hamper the progress of needed research, and will not give people who menstruate, advocates, or researchers a full picture of the ingredients used in these products.”
Saturday, October 19, 2019 will go down in history as the first-ever National Period Day, and what a day it was!
KC and P&G often market their support of menstrual equity -- yet, when it comes to giving people information on what’s actually in their period products, industry makes the patriarchal statement that consumers will be confused. Puh-leeze.
New York is the first state in the nation to require period product makers to disclose ingredients. There is no federal requirement to do so, and only a few companies provide this vital information. A.164-A, introduced by Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), and S.2387-B, introduced by Senator Roxanne J. Persaud (D-District 19), was signed into law this afternoon by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Ensuring menstrual products are safe, affordable and accessible is eliminating some of the barriers, but even getting to that point requires a lot of work to de-stigmatize periods...