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Why You’re More Likely to Get an STI During Your Period

Protection is a must always, but especially this time of the month.

Everything You Need to Know About Going Off the Pill

Whether you're stopping hormonal BC altogether or just switching forms.

How I Regained Control Over My Body After Years of Debilitating PMS

And stopped caring about being stereotyped as an "emotional, moody" woman.

Should You Eat Based On Your Menstrual Cycle?

Can you balance your hormones through diet? Experts say it's possible.

The Signs and Symptoms of PMDD (Plus How to Treat It)

Everything you need to know about the extreme form of PMS.

The Best Apps for Tracking Your Period

Stay on top of your cycle with these easy to use, insightful smartphone apps.

Lena Dunham Had a Full Hysterectomy to Stop Her Endometriosis Pain

The actress went to extremes to end her painful battle with endometriosis.

Is It Safe to Skip Your Period On Purpose While Taking Birth Control?

If you haven't done it, you know someone who has (maybe one too many times).

The 10 Best and Worst Things to Happen to Vaginas In 2017

From glitter bombs to birth control access, here's how your vag fared this year

Everything You Need to Know About Having Sex On Your Period

Your sex life doesn't have to come to a screeching halt every month.

4 Common Vagina Myths Your Gyno Wants You to Stop Believing

We asked one ob-gyn to share the most ridiculous, yet common vagina myths out there.

I Tried It: What It's Like to Get a Period Massage

One woman tried it. See what she found out.

Is It Bad to Do Yoga Inversions On Your Period?

I mean, yeah, it's called a flow... but it's not going to flow the other way, right?

What Does the Color of Your Period Blood Say About Your Health?

Breaking down the many shades of your period.

This Period Pain Device Actually Made My Cramps Bearable

Livia seemed too good to be true, but it's actually pretty effective.

Female Inmates Finally Have Access to Free Pads and Tampons In Federal Prisons

If you're wondering "how was this even an issue in the first place?" you're not alone.

This Company Is Offering Time Off for the First Day of Your Period

And giving female employees 12 extra days off!

No, Your Period Isn't a "Toxin-Shedding Process"

An ob-gyn explains why the idea that menstruation is a "toxin-shedding process" is total BS.

Real Women Share Why They Track Their Period

It's not just about stocking up on tampons.