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Is my discharge normal?

Is my discharge normal?

Vaginal discharge is not a common topic of conversation due to the long-standing stigma and taboo that is attached to the female body. However, half of the world’s population experiences discharge on most days during the reproductive years, so there are a lot of people who can benefit from honest and accurate information about it. 

Empowering Futures: The Lotus Initiative’s Inaugural Summer Program in Collaboration with the Period Education Project

Empowering Futures: The Lotus Initiative’s Inaugural Summer Program in Collaboration with the Period Education Project

The Lotus Initiative addresses identified knowledge gaps and educational exposure to comprehensive reproductive health such as: menstrual health, sexual health, and safe relationship education. It aims to reduce menstrual stigma and improve access to safe period protection through the provision of community-centered education. Learn more about it and the impact Kayla Shine and other Pro’s are having in their community!

Understanding Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS): Are Tampons the Cause?

Understanding Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS): Are Tampons the Cause?

Have you ever wondered about the warning on your box of tampons, or felt hesitant to use menstrual products because you’ve heard they might cause you harm? One such concern you may have heard of is Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). Let’s delve into what TSS is and how it relates to menstrual products like tampons.

What Period Products are Best for You?

What Period Products are Best for You?

Nora Albibi, Period Pro from Florida State University, explains the facts about using all types of period products properly and safely. Your choice of menstrual products all depends on what makes you feel confident and comfortable! 

Director of Partnerships Celebrates Her First Year

Director of Partnerships Celebrates Her First Year

This March marked one year since Maggie Hamberis, Director of Partnerships, joined the Period Education Project (PEP). Over the past year, PEP’s partnerships have grown significantly–adding 15 new medical school partners, hosting 32 PEP rallies, and deepening pre-existing relationships.

Period Hacks From a Period Pro

Period Hacks From a Period Pro

I know that sometimes we get our period and think, *eye roll* “This again?” If this sounds like you, below are some “period hacks” that can hopefully make life a bit easier while you’re on your period.

Period Pros Lead PEP Rally for School Nurses

Period Pros Lead PEP Rally for School Nurses

Period Pros Aliyah Simpson and Kelly Sutter are used to leading PEP rallies for pre-teens. Instead of middle school girls however, their audience on August 16 was made up of a much different demographic. 

What is the Deal With Vaginal Discharge?

What is the Deal With Vaginal Discharge?

Wait a second…. What is that in my underwear? Is something wrong with me??? Before you get too worried, let’s talk about what the clear-to-white-to-yellowish fluid that comes out of the vagina really is: discharge! 

Learning How to Use a Menstrual Cup

Learning How to Use a Menstrual Cup

By Priscilla Francois, Period Pro from University of Central Florida College of Medicine  When I began my cycle at 10 years old, my immigrant mother called my relatives back home—it was horrifying,...

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Director of Partnerships Celebrates Her First Year

Director of Partnerships Celebrates Her First Year

This March marked one year since Maggie Hamberis, Director of Partnerships, joined the Period Education Project (PEP). Over the past year, PEP’s partnerships have grown significantly–adding 15 new medical school partners, hosting 32 PEP rallies, and deepening pre-existing relationships.

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...