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Period Red: Pantone launches bold new red to destigmatize taboo around menstruation, promote period positivity

By Alfea Jamal | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 05:15 PM IST
From being forbidden to enter the kitchen and having to sleep on the floor, to having every outburst shrugged off as ‘that time of the month’, periods have always been the subject of much scrutiny and mockery. However, Pantone has come up with a unique shade in the hopes of promoting ‘period positivity’.
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Representational Image(Pexels)

Early menstruation linked to increased menopause symptoms

By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Queensland [Australia]
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 08:49 PM IST
Early menstruation increases the likelihood of hot flushes and nights sweats decades later at menopause, according to a study.
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The survey was conducted in April and 94% respondents were either in lockdown or state mandated social distancing at the time of the survey. ( AFP/Representative Image)
The survey was conducted in April and 94% respondents were either in lockdown or state mandated social distancing at the time of the survey. ( AFP/Representative Image)

84% women say lockdown restricted their access to menstrual products: Survey

By Amrita Madhukalya | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 02:57 PM IST
As per the survey, consumers of 62% of the organisations manufacturing menstrual hygiene products that took part in the survey faced problems in accessing products from their regular channels, while 22% reported no access to menstrual products at all.
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Niine has always addressed the country’s need for awareness and adoption of safe menstrual hygiene and break barriers. The social campaign was led by actor Akshay Kumar in Lucknow, with 531 cities in India joining the cause.
Niine has always addressed the country’s need for awareness and adoption of safe menstrual hygiene and break barriers. The social campaign was led by actor Akshay Kumar in Lucknow, with 531 cities in India joining the cause.

Niine Sanitary Napkins scores a bold run!

UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 11:30 AM IST
From getting actor Akshay Kumar to flash a pack of pads to getting a sanitary napkin on Indian and International cricket grounds – the brand has decided to break the taboo surrounding the topic of menstruation.
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A survey of around 10,000 girls enrolled in government schools revealed that 66% of them either skip classes or take a half day’s leave during periods. (Representative Image)(AFP)
A survey of around 10,000 girls enrolled in government schools revealed that 66% of them either skip classes or take a half day’s leave during periods. (Representative Image)(AFP)

Mega awareness drive for girls on menstruation, sexual harassment

By Fareeha Iftikhar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 12:39 AM IST
Under the union human resource development (HRD) ministry’s initiative Balika Manch, the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan in Delhi has clubbed all 272 wards into groups of two and formed 136 clusters where the awareness workshops on menstruation and sexual harassment for girls will be organised.
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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019: Women from Gurugram villages manufacture Samanvi biodegradable sanitary napkins in Khandsa.(Sourced)
Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019: Women from Gurugram villages manufacture Samanvi biodegradable sanitary napkins in Khandsa.(Sourced)

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019: Women entrepreneurs make menstruation ‘au naturel’

By Kankana Roy Jain | Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 11:59 AM IST
Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019: Many menstruating women, about 55% of all women, complain of allergies, rashes, and yeast infections while using sanitary napkins because of chemicals used in the products on offer.
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Students during ‘Pad Yatra’, a march organised by an NGO and the Delhi government, to spread awareness about menstruation, Feb 5, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Students during ‘Pad Yatra’, a march organised by an NGO and the Delhi government, to spread awareness about menstruation, Feb 5, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Delhi’s first ‘Pad Yatra’ busts stigma around menstruation

By Fareeha Iftikhar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 12:43 PM IST
Around 3,000 students from 50 government and five private schools in the city participated in the “period fest” organised by NGO Sachhi Saheli, in association with the Delhi government.
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The DM of Champawat district was apprised that menstruating girls and women are confined in the house and aren’t allowed to touch anyone outside.(Representative image)
The DM of Champawat district was apprised that menstruating girls and women are confined in the house and aren’t allowed to touch anyone outside.(Representative image)

Menstruating women ‘confined’ to govt building in Uttarakhand, probe on

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 07:47 AM IST
Prima facie, officers believe that the village head might have converted a building into menstruation camp.
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The documentary, Period. End of Sentence has been produced by Guneet Monga, the man behind Masaan and The Lunchbox.(Instagram)
The documentary, Period. End of Sentence has been produced by Guneet Monga, the man behind Masaan and The Lunchbox.(Instagram)

Rural India-set drama ‘Period. End of Sentence’ around menstruation in Oscar shortlist

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 11:14 AM IST
A documentary by Guneet Monga called Period. End of Sentence, a film in women in India fighting against stigma of menstruation and delving on the life of Arunachalam Muruganathan, has been shortlisted by Oscars in their documentary section.
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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance that occurs in women of reproductive age.(Shutterstock)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance that occurs in women of reproductive age.(Shutterstock)

PCOS diet, foods to avoid and what to eat if you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 11:17 AM IST
September is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month. Learn about what foods to add and avoid in your diet to protect yourself from this condition.
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While PMS is a common condition that affects up to 85% of menstruating women, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a more severe form of PMS and affects 3 to 8% of menstruating women.(Shutterstock)
While PMS is a common condition that affects up to 85% of menstruating women, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a more severe form of PMS and affects 3 to 8% of menstruating women.(Shutterstock)

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is not PMS, here are its symptoms, cause, and treatment

By Soma Das | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 03:25 PM IST
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: PMDD is a more severe form of PMS that not many know about. It can affect your mood, and cause extreme sadness, anger, breast tenderness and bloating.
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Health myths: There is very little scientific backing to the notion that exercise is a taboo during menstruation.(Shutterstock)
Health myths: There is very little scientific backing to the notion that exercise is a taboo during menstruation.(Shutterstock)

7 popular, but totally wrong, health myths debunked. Beware, you can get pregnant on your period

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 04:15 PM IST
Health myths: There are several health myths linked to women’s health which may not be strictly true. Like breastfeeding, for instance, does not cause breasts to sag. There are many other health myths that can cause you harm.
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Tracking your menstrual cycle is good for your health.(Shutterstock)
Tracking your menstrual cycle is good for your health.(Shutterstock)

Here’s why I started tracking my periods and you should too. It helps lose weight fast

By Meenakshi Iyer | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 12:43 PM IST
There are many benefits to tracking your menstrual cycle: better overall health, visible results like weight loss while working out and of course, good sex life.
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sterile surgical instruments on during the operation table amid the surgeons(Representative Image/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
sterile surgical instruments on during the operation table amid the surgeons(Representative Image/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Nigerian woman undergoes rare Osada procedure to save uterus at Delhi hospital

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 07:16 AM IST
After undergoing the Osada procedure recently, Blessing is having her “normal menstrual cycles and would be able to conceive a healthy baby in the future,” doctors at the Delhi hospital said.
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Many brands claim to offer natural sanitary pads, but a lot of them do not provide all-natural sanitary pads.(Shutterstock)
Many brands claim to offer natural sanitary pads, but a lot of them do not provide all-natural sanitary pads.(Shutterstock)

4 tips to keep in mind while shopping for organic sanitary pads

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 12:30 PM IST
Experts suggest simple guidelines to follow when buying organic sanitary napkins and tampons.
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Infrequent periods can be associated with heavy and painful periods.(Shutterstock)
Infrequent periods can be associated with heavy and painful periods.(Shutterstock)

Is your period irregular? This lifestyle disease could be to blame

By Soma Das | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 04:30 PM IST
A new study shows that girls diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have a high frequency of menstrual irregularities, which can put them at risk of fatty liver disease, fertility problems and endometrial cancer. Here’s why.
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