4 Ways to Celebrate Period Health on Menstrual Hygiene Day!
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!
Our Stories, Our Flow: A Virtual Conversation about Menstruation
Through a myth-busting dialogue process, we shared personal stories and lived experiences, ultimately liberating the way we think and talk about our periods.
Making Waves on National Period Day
Saturday, October 19, 2019 will go down in history as the first-ever National Period Day, and what a day it was!
Does Industry Really Support Menstrual Equity?
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.
Cuomo Signs Bill Making New York The First State To Mandate Ingredient List for Tampons
Forbes by Estrella Jaramillo …”A Bill Long Time In The Making Women’s Voices for the Earth, an advocate group that has been involved with ingredient... Read More
Workshop Recap! Our Stories, Our Flow
This Spring, WVE hosted our first "Our Stories, Our Flow" workshops to help de-stigmatize the way we talk about, understand & experience safe, healthy periods!
NY May Require Feminine Hygiene Products to List Ingredients
Associated Press by David Klepper …”The measure, which passed the Legislature last week, aims to inform consumers about allergens, fragrances, synthetic materials and potentially hazardous... Read More
Hidden Nanosilver in Period Products Is A Concern, Says Health Organization
Environmental health organization, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), has released a new fact sheet that raises concerns about the use of nanosilver in menstrual products like period underwear and pads, calling particular attention to the antibacterial agent’s impact on important bacteria necessary for maintaining vaginal and vulva health. Not all period underwear or menstrual pads are made with nanosilver, but unfortunately companies who make these products are not required to disclose their ingredients.
New Tampon Testing Reveals Undisclosed Carcinogens and Reproductive Toxins
National women’s health nonprofit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), has released independent product-testing results that reveal undisclosed toxic chemicals in tampons. The results of the testing detected carbon disulfide, a known reproductive toxin, in all four brands of tampons that contain rayon. Carbon disulfide is a chemical that is predominantly used in the manufacture of rayon; it was not detected in the all-cotton tampons that were tested.
Yes, Talking About Periods is That Powerful
It is so encouraging (and so important) to see the conversation on periods and period health move into the mainstream. Because that conversation is MOVING the mainstream.
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