Menstrual Health Education

Hear from our experts as we discuss all things menstrual health– including health disparities, myths, and discuss how to improve young women’s health education.

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. 

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! 

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.

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...