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 News we're talking vaginitis, Johnson & Johnson's talc-based baby powder, paid leave for period care, and what it means to join WVE's Moon Club!
“Allowing companies to claim CBI is an immediate red flag when it comes to the safety of period care products. These products have been woefully under-regulated and under-researched for decades and there is so much we don’t know about their manufacturing, ingredients and potential health impacts,” said Alexandra Scranton, Director of Science and Research at WVE. “Allowing some ingredients to be hidden as CBI will hamper the progress of needed research, and will not give people who menstruate, advocates, or researchers a full picture of the ingredients used in these products.”