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Early menstruation linked with increased type 2 diabetes risk in rural Chinese women, says study

The researchers said that determining a history of early menarche may help to identify women with an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Watch: Talking about periods to young girls

"So school does not teach girls about periods, parents don't talk about it. Where do the girls go? Two decades ago and now -- nothing has changed.”


Sacred Stains: A hard-hitting photo exhibition aims to raise awareness on menstruation

Featuring 33 powerful photographs voicing the stigmas, myths, and concerns surrounding menstruation, the exhibition is on display at Lalit Kala Akademi till 1st June.

They don’t bleed, but boys at this Punjab village school have special period

The initiative, started by their teacher and in all likelihood the only one of its kind at a government school in the state, is seen as path-breaking in state like Punjab where hundreds of girls in government schools still do not have access to sanitary napkins.

How to prepare your daughter for her first period

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019: Let your daughter know that we bleed red, and that there's no need to be ashamed of it. It is important to let them know that it is natural and nothing to fret about.

J-K: A doctor's crowd funding project to ensure sanitary napkins for poor girls

Dr Auqfeen, who is pursuing her MD in Community Medicine named her crowdfunding project as ‘Panin Fikar’ (Self Care) and she has managed to reach at least 200 poor girls so far.


If your child asks you about the period emoji, what do you say?

Children have access to smartphones from a very young age now. This means there are chances they might come across the period emoji, once introduced, and may also use it, perhaps, without even knowing what it stands for. Will the emoji encourage parents to talk about periods with their children?

UK launches global fund to help end 'period poverty' by 2050

Globally, about 288 million women are on their period each day, yet one in three don't have access to a toilet to use during menstruation, according to the charity WaterAid.

Plays, Dances To Raise Menstrual Health Awareness At ‘Period Fest’, girls from 50 govt, Navyug schools lead the way

Boys from co-ed schools were barely present. “We didn't ask that schools send only girls, which shows that there are still gaps and work to be done,” said Narula.

This New Year, Kolkata company introduces period leave as a gift to its women employees

Starting from January 2019, all the women employees of FlyMyBiz will have twelve holidays as their period leaves in addition to their other holidays, said its founder-CEO Samya Datta.