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Autism and Menstruation: A Shocking Struggle Uncovered

Autism and Menstruation Key Points Adolescents with developmental disabilities, including autism, face unique challenges when accessing reproductive health care. These adolescents are more likely to be diagnosed with menstrual disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome, and premenstrual...

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Autism and Menstruation: A Shocking Struggle Uncovered

Embracing Rest as Resilience: Why Laziness is a Virtue

In our fast-paced, productivity-driven world, the concept of rest often takes a backseat to constant hustle and busyness. We often associate success with non-stop activity, applauding those who burn the midnight oil and juggle multiple...

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My Journey From Period Pain To Co-Founding Somedays

I was 9 years old the first time I went to the hospital for abdominal pain. I remember my mom telling me the doctor was going to ask if I had started my period yet...

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You’re Not Going Crazy: Managing your Menstrual Emotions

It’s 8AM. You wake up in a pool of your own blood.  Fuck.  It’s happening again.  You look for your bottle of Tylenol. Your room’s a mess.  There’s no point. You learned the hard way...

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What is PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)?

I am 1 in 20.I am a clinical psychologist and I have a disability that impacts 1 in 20 individuals of reproductive age, yet most people have never heard of it. In fact, it’s a...

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How to Support Someone with Pelvic Pain | A Partner’s Guide to Care

Watching someone you love experience pain can be…well, painful. This topic was inspired by a question on reddit, addressed to people with periods, posed by a well-meaning, sympathetic partner: “How do I show up for...

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The Four Phases of Your Menstrual Cycle

Tapping into your cycle is an invitation toward self-discovery and connection with self and others. Let’s dive into menstrual cycle literacy and give you the tools you need to chart the four phases of your menstrual cycle.
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Castor Packs: The Natural Way to Relieve Period Pain

Castor oil is a natural remedy that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of health problems. Recently, it has been gaining popularity as a way to reduce period pain, inflammation, and hormone...

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8 Natural Remedies for Menstrual Cramps from an Herbalist

I’ve had menstrual cramps ever since I started menstruating. Some months the cramps are light and barely noticeable, but other months they’re so bad I can hardly stand up. Like menstruators everywhere, I’ve had to...

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How To Grocery Shop In Sync With Your Menstrual Cycle

If you’ve researched what to eat to have a happier, more pain free menstrual cycle, you may have come across a few different grocery lists of what you should buy for the different phases of...

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