Using language that infers that only women and girls have periods can be incredibly dangerous because it excludes the voices of many people who menstruate from important decisions and conversations about their health.
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!
In 2017, WVE identified 28 baby powder products that contained talc. In 2020 we went back to those 28 products to find out what had changed. In short, a lot.
Not only is research on the causes of vaginitis scant, the treatments available are truly inadequate, often only successful for the short term – and way too many people have recurring symptoms month after month.
I vividly remember my mother’s vanity in the bedroom - the left lined with Ponds, Loreal, and a slew of “off-brand” products all with the word WHITE prominently written on them...
Get updates on period health headlines from WVE & around the globe. This month we're talking J&J's egregious history of targeting Black & Brown communities, updates on AB 1989, permissions to change your tampon(?!), how menstruation is portrayed in Hollywood and MORE!
Targeting Black communities with predatory marketing for products linked to cancer is not a sign that Johnson & Johnson cares about the Black community. If it did, the company would commit to addressing the harm of their products.
Researchers estimated that tampon use could be responsible for 15% of our total phthalate exposure. Panty liner use could be contributing nearly 10% and pads roughly 3% of our overall phthalate exposure.
There are currently around 10,000 ingredients used in cosmetics. Yet, the 84 billion dollar cosmetic and personal care industry is not required to meet any sort of safety standard for ingredients.
Amber’s experience with leadership development, community engagement and mobilization will be invaluable to the future of WVE’s work and the growth of the WVE community.