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periods
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16
May

Stigma forces half of menstruators to lie about period pain at work

Stigma forces half of menstruators to lie about period pain at work, according to a new study. The research, conducted by CIPD training specialist DPG, found that almost half – 48 per cent – of UK workers who experience periods recognise a definite stigma against them. As a result of this taboo, six out of...
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06
Mar

Government launches new campaign to tackle period poverty ahead of International Women’s Day

The UK government has launched a new campaign to tackle period poverty globally, ahead of International Women’s Day. Penny Mordaunt, Minister for Women and Equalities and Secretary of State for International Development, announced the new campaign to break the stigma and taboo around periods and end period poverty by 2030. The campaign includes £2 million...
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20
Nov

Just six per cent of women feel positive about their periods

Just six per cent of women feel positive about their periods, according to new research. The research, conducted by Anglian Water and FabLittleBag, revealed a surprising range of attitudes and experiences about how women handle their periods. When asked how they felt about their periods, 61 per cent of those surveyed expressing negative feelings, with...
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18
Oct

Bodyform advert is first of its kind to show period blood

Bodyform has released a first-of-its-kind advert, showing period blood. The advert is part of Bodyform’s #Bloodnormal campaign, which aims to destigmatise periods and break the taboo surrounding them. The advert shows red liquid being poured onto a sanitary towel, rather than the usual blue liquid. The commercial also shows a man buying sanitary products. The...
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periods
09
Oct

Half of girls are too embarrassed to talk about periods

Half of girls are embarrassed by their periods, whilst 80 per cent have hidden sanitary products through shame. The findings, based on a study commissioned by girls’ rights charity Plan International UK, aims to normalise periods and eradicate the stigma around menstruation. Using the hashtag #weallbleed for the campaign, the study aims to ‘address the...
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sanitary products featured
15
Sep

TOTM encourages open conversations about periods through #TalkingPeriods campaign

TOTM are encouraging open conversations about periods through their #TalkingPeriods campaign. The company are working with social media influencers and real life bloggers to encourage open and honest conversations about periods. It is hoped that the campaign will send a positive message about menstruation, break taboos and myths and encourage people to normalise period talk....
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20
Jun

Girls are too embarrassed by their periods to participate in sport

Young girls are too embarrassed by their periods to participate in sports, according to a new survey. The betty for schools programme found that 46 per cent of girls are being held back from participating in sport at school due to taboos around periods. Of the 2,000 women polled, 46 per cent said that they...
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jazmin sawyers period pain featured
06
Jun

“This isn’t talked about enough in sport” | Athlete receives praise for opening up about period pain

A British Olympic athlete has received praise for opening up about period pain. Jazmin Sawyers, who was a finalist in the long jump at the 2016 Olympics, had to pull out of an upcoming Boston competition due to crippling period pains. She has spoken out about the issue, saying it “isn’t talked about enough in...
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