Every day is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women — but today we’re taking the time to recognize some women-led movements happening across the globe, taking on toxics in menstrual products and breaking cultural taboos.
It is so encouraging (and so important) to see the conversation on periods and period health move into the mainstream. Because that conversation is MOVING the mainstream.
Today, 25 environmental, health, and justice organizations released an open letter urging New York-based consumer product goods manufacturer Prestige Brands, makers of Summer’s Eve, to eliminate toxic chemicals and disclose all ingredients in the iconic feminine care brand. Circulated by national women’s health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), the letter calls into question the ingredients found in Summer’s Eve products, including wipes, washes and sprays, to which women are exposed without their knowledge or consent.
From fragrance disclosure to powerful international campaigns, momentum continues to grow for the fight for safe, affordable, and accessible feminine care products!
An extraordinary series of events has occurred in recent months in S. Korea highlighting the potential dangers of chemicals detected in menstrual pads - thousands are speaking up and their voices are being heard!
Congresswoman Meng (D-NY) convinces her colleagues on the House Appropriations committee to include a specific request to the FDA to respond to WVE’s petition regarding dangerous dyes in feminine washes.
On average, a woman will use over 16,000 tampons in her lifetime, yet companies aren’t required to tell you what they put in them. Unbelievably, no federal law exists which requires disclosure of all ingredients in feminine products. But that is changing...
Sustain was founded to disrupt this industry by creating all-natural vagina-friendly products, putting women’s bodies first. Interview with Meika Hollender.
Companies continue to market feminine products more aggressively to women of color, so we are disparately impacted by these harmful and unwanted chemicals. Guest blog by our friends at COLOR.
Last month, women from all over the nation gathered in Washington, DC to raise awareness about the serious gaps in menstrual products safety and regulation.