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Is Period Syncing Real?

Is Period Syncing Real?

Have you ever noticed that you seem to get your period at the same time as your friends and family members? Or maybe your friend accused you of making her period start earlier than it was expected? I know that I have. What’s really happening when your period occurs at the same time as the people you are around the most? Is it magic? Pheromones? Coincidence?

Are Your Periods Too Painful?

Are Your Periods Too Painful?

If you’re reading this because you experience period pain and want to know more about what is going on with your body…you are not alone!

Do STIs Impact Menstrual Health?

Do STIs Impact Menstrual Health?

By Davlyn Luke, Chief Period Pro at USC School of Medicine Greenville April is STI Awareness Month, and we want to highlight how Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) may (or may not) affect the...

Can Stress Really Affect The Menstrual Cycle?

Can Stress Really Affect The Menstrual Cycle?

Have you ever worried about how stress is affecting your body? Between school, family, friends, and everything else going on in our lives and the world, you might be noticing some emotional burnout these days

Reproductive Health and Implicit Bias

Reproductive Health and Implicit Bias

It is imperative that healthcare providers address the implicit bias present in their delivery rooms, offices, clinics, and even pediatric exam rooms. The Period Education Project (P.E.P) aims to train the next generation of menstrual health experts and medical professionals with an awareness of their implicit biases and how to fight them.

Girls Inc. of Worcester

Girls Inc. of Worcester

Healthy. Strong. Smart. Bold. + Educated.  Girls Inc. of Worcester aims to empower young girls and teens with the resources and confidence to succeed. For over 100 years, since 1916, Girls Inc....

Menstrual Health Education Is Essential

Menstrual Health Education Is Essential

Stigma and shame surrounding menstruation have led society to believe that periods are dirty and that conversations about menstrual health are taboo. This stigma perpetrates families, health care settings, and even school health education settings.

First Official P.E.P. Rally ????

First Official P.E.P. Rally ????

The Girlology Foundation partnered with GirlUp Greenville to host its first official student-led P.E.P. Rally. Lead Period Pros, Shakti Naidoo and Davlyn Luke, who helped develop the program,...

Eliminating Shame & Stigma

Eliminating Shame & Stigma

In medicine, there are so many difficult conversations. Some are sad. Some are complicated. Some are just plain awkward, especially when they involve topics that have traditionally been stigmatized...

A Doctor is a Teacher

A Doctor is a Teacher

Dr. Lonna Gordon, Adolescent Medicine Specialist and National Director of the P.E.P. recently shared this message with Period Pros. It holds true for all current and future medical students. Many...

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First Official P.E.P. Rally ????

First Official P.E.P. Rally ????

The Girlology Foundation partnered with GirlUp Greenville to host its first official student-led P.E.P. Rally. Lead Period Pros, Shakti Naidoo and Davlyn Luke, who helped develop the program,...

Eliminating Shame & Stigma

Eliminating Shame & Stigma

In medicine, there are so many difficult conversations. Some are sad. Some are complicated. Some are just plain awkward, especially when they involve topics that have traditionally been stigmatized...

A Doctor is a Teacher

A Doctor is a Teacher

Dr. Lonna Gordon, Adolescent Medicine Specialist and National Director of the P.E.P. recently shared this message with Period Pros. It holds true for all current and future medical students. Many...