Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs First-in-Nation Period Product Ingredient Disclosure Into Law Learn more.
Many of WVE’s materials contain the word “feminine” when used to describe period and other personal care products like wipes, washes, douches and sprays — this is a term which has traditionally dominated the menstrual products industry. But we know that words matter, and by using the term “feminine” we push people out of the conversation. There are people who use these items who do not identify as women. The experiences of transgender or gender nonconforming people are valid and their needs are critical to our mission of building healthier communities. We hope you will notice that moving forward we will be more mindful in how we talk about who is impacted by these products and by our work.
While a few studies have attempted to assess and measure potential risks of these products, all have indicated that there is more work to be done to better understand the impacts these products may have on our health. Learn more.
Here’s the deal: vulvovaginitis (or vaginitis) symptoms are really common. Learn more.
Whether you use vaginal douching products or not, this important first-of-its-kind study reaffirms the need for more research into this unique and sensitive route of exposure for women. Learn more.