Editor Bridie Adams discusses how the war in Ukraine is affecting access to period products and lists ways to help those fighting period poverty.
Brexiteer MPs are guilty of misleading the public once again after falsely accrediting the abolition of the tampon tax to the UK’s departure from the EU. Niamh Walsh discusses the frustration around such political manipulation.
Nicole Lundigran tackles the stigma surrounding reproductive health, shining a light on the little-discussed yet debilitating condition of Endometriosis There has always been a quiet kind of stigma surrounding reproductive health in the UK, a subtle understanding to steer clear of words like ‘periods’ and ‘cramps’ in a public conversation. This attitude of perpetually avoiding […]
Gemma Dauncey scrutinises the current confusion of deciding on the right number of days between taking the contraceptive pill It is fair to say that contraception has come a long way and, unlike past generations, we are no longer reliant on abstinence or coitus interruptus thanks to the NHS offering (hopefully) something for everyone. But […]
Sophie Goschen scrutinises the topics of tampon tax, period poverty and sustainability
This album is about vampires, as ‘The Great Undressing’ glibly admits. Blood Bitch, however, is really an “investigation of blood” and the myths surrounding it; why is it easier to speak of vampires than it is of menstruation? What makes one type of blood-myth less taboo than another? The vampiric conceit speaks to fantasy, but […]