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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,...

Are Yeast Infections Related to Menstruation?

Are Yeast Infections Related to Menstruation?

By Kayla Shine, Period Pro from the Medical University of South Carolina The menstrual cycle and vaginal yeast infections aren’t always connected, but they can be. If you’ve ever had a yeast...

How Do Birth Control Methods Affect Periods?

How Do Birth Control Methods Affect Periods?

By Jasmine Kaur, Period Pro from the Indiana University School of Medicine Birth control is a method or device used to prevent pregnancy. Beyond pregnancy prevention, birth control is also used to...

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

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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...