Menstruation

Students from Karnataka on mission to create green sanitary pads

A group of Davanagere students is on a mission to produce sanitary napkins and diapers using areca husk to save the Earth

published on : 31st July 2022

Schoolgirls want napkin supply restored. Period!

Sanitary pads distribution stopped in many schools after lockdown, girls faced problems

published on : 28th May 2022

Putting a period to menstrual stigma

Sukriti Bansal (21) from Gurugram was stopped from attending a kirtan at the tender age of 13.

published on : 28th May 2022

Speak up, period!

Menstruation is a naturally occurring physiological phenomenon in adolescent girls and pre-menopausal women.

published on : 25th May 2022

Sinu Joseph's new book 'Rtu Vidya' talks about period and menstruation

Sinu Joseph explains the ancient science behind menstrual practices, based on the decade-long groundwork on menstruation practices across the country.

published on : 19th January 2022

Edtech start-up Scaler announces Period leaves for female and transgender staff

The company introduced period leave to encourage greater diversity at the workplace by making the environment more inclusive for female and transgender employees.

published on : 13th January 2022

Menstrual Changes Due to the Pandemic: Examining two sides of a study

Examining new research from across the world

published on : 12th December 2021

No relief from muttuthurai system even during covid-19

Despite pandemic norms, women & girls in villages following this practice are forced to spend their periods in isolated rooms.

published on : 22nd November 2021

New campaign 'Wind Beneath Her Wings' aims to spread awareness on menstrual health

The initiative, which went live on January 26, stemmed from the need to make women in Indian villages aware about the importance of menstrual hygiene to prevent infections and infertility.

published on : 28th January 2019

The menstruation taboo is ancient, says Radhika Apte

The actor feels that change is slowly happening, and people are more open to discussing feminine hygiene now.

published on : 30th July 2018

Irregular periods linked to Type-2 diabetes in girls

Girls diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes have a high frequency of menstrual irregularities -- a symptom of polycystic ovarian syndrome.

published on : 26th April 2018

Menstruation matters: Hold that thought. Gotta change my tampon!

What do feminists think about the concept of paid period leave for female employees?

published on : 24th July 2017

Menstruation matters: Why menstrual leave is not like banishment from the kitchen

The concept of paid period leave must be viewed from the perspective of inclusion and as aimed at challenging notions of who an ideal worker is.

published on : 24th July 2017

Menstruation matters: Toilets, have you seen our toilets?

Two media companies, one based in Mumbai and another in Kerala, have got themselves fairly juicy airtime for giving women a day off on the first day of their period.

published on : 24th July 2017

Menstruation matters: Leave with belief and hope

How do women feel and go about their duties during these days. In the final part of the series, the New Indian Express looks at real life situations...

published on : 24th July 2017

The feminist view: How sweet but what's the catch?

Isn’t the debate over paid period leave typical of middle class talk fests? An idea that, should it come to pass, would restrict the benefit to the corporate world?

published on : 23rd July 2017

Menstruation matters: Over 80 per cent in favour of Period leave

Among men and women alike, there’s overwhelming support for the latter to get a day of paid leave each month, as revealed in a survey Express conducted across six states.

published on : 23rd July 2017

Where to get menstrual cups/cloth pads?

Stonesoup, a Bengaluru-based company is producing and supplying menstrual cups and cloth pads to those who want them with an agenda of promoting sustainable menstruation.

published on : 10th July 2017

Menstruation goes green in city

Forget chunky pads, stains and rashes, a group of city women are promoting the use of menstrual cups and cloth pads, which also have ecological benefits.

published on : 10th July 2017