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Are period cravings real?
Absolutely. We don’t really know why – probably related to hormones interacting with brain chemicals – but we know they are real. What do you crave?
Is there a minimum age to use a tampon?
Nope. Once you are old enough to start your period, you’re old enough to use tampons if you want to.
Why do people have cramps?
Cramps come from the uterus – which is a muscle – working / squeezing / contracting to help push out the menstrual period.
Can someone have a period for 2 days?
Yes. We say that “normal” cycle length is around 3 – 7 days, but 1-2 days may also be normal for you if that’s what you have every cycle. The main thing to look for is a change in your personal pattern.

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Half of the world’s population menstruates, yet it remains a topic cloaked in taboo and stigma, and that affects girls’ and women’s confidence, awareness, and their willingness to explore healthy solutions.

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