What is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)?

| By Shruti Menon | “Half the month I was extroverted, firing on all cylinders. Then I would hit ovulation. And at that time I became dysfunctional, shy, and withdrawn. It’s like I woke up one day and became a completely different person. And from then until I started menstruating I became utterly dysfunctional. ThenContinue reading “What is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)?”

Pubic Hair: To Be or Not To Be?

| By Shruti Menon | Have you ever wondered whether to keep your vagina hairy or bald? Well, you are not alone! A lot of us go through the ritual ordeal of grooming our pubic hair: waxing comes along with an excruciating pain for many, and shaving may come with red-itchy bumps and cuts. ThereContinue reading “Pubic Hair: To Be or Not To Be?”

Menstrual Education: The Schooling We Want And Need

| By Pooja Gulati | In the South of India, one temple had requested for a machine that recognizes whether a woman is on her period or not before setting foot in the temple — to ensure that she only does so if she is ‘pure’. In another horrifying incident, a 12-year-old girl died byContinue reading “Menstrual Education: The Schooling We Want And Need”

HOW DO YOUR EATING HABITS DICTATE YOUR MENSTRUATION?

In this globalized and capitalist world, most of us cannot escape the fast food epidemic. While the consumption of fast food has adverse effects on our health, menstruation isn’t immune to it either. Statistics supporting this claim tell us that 75% of girls around the world experience menstruation-related problems such as dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps), premenstrualContinue reading “HOW DO YOUR EATING HABITS DICTATE YOUR MENSTRUATION?”

CHUMS IN CHUNKS.

I am a 45-year-old woman, unfortunately, my experience with periods has not been a pleasant one. At the age of 14, my battle with menstruation started. Being anemic, my hemoglobin levels were always very low. This means that once I started bleeding during my periods there was no putting a stop to it. My vaginaContinue reading “CHUMS IN CHUNKS.”