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We’re sure you know this already, but just in case… sharks won’t attack you if you go swimming on your period, food you touch while menstruating won’t go bad faster, and having sex during your period won’t kill your partner ...
There is no doubt that the climate crisis is one of the key challenges of our time – our planet is in a state of emergency and the time for action is now. An often overlooked aspect of the climate ...
Endometriosis (sometimes shortened to “endo”) is a condition where endometrial tissue that is usually found in the uterus grows in other parts of the pelvis, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Many people around the world suffer from the ...
Condoms have come a long way since the days of being fashioned from animal intestines (surprise: these are still a thing). They now come in all shapes and sizes – from textured to pre-lubricated to novelty glow-in-the-dark condoms – so ...
Cervical cancer affects many lives. In fact, it is the fourth most common cancer globally – but it is preventable. From prevention methods to symptoms, treatment and more, we've covered some of the main questions you might have about it ...
Tell us a bit about yourself? I grew up in a remote mountain area of the Philippines where the rice paddies are beautiful. Together with my parents who were Bible translation Christian missionaries, I spent my childhood days loving the ...
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is a global campaign which runs annually from 25 November (International Day Against Violence Against Women), to December 10 (International Human Rights Day). This campaign matters because one woman in three around the ...
Once a month, most people aged between around 13 and 50, and who have a uterus, will experience a period – the 3-7 day window where blood from the uterus is released through the vagina. With this totalling about 450 ...
On the Trans Day of Remembrance, IPPF remembers the transgender people whose lives have been lost globally to transphobic violence and stands in solidarity in the fight for trans rights. This year the Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project added 350 ...
Oral contraceptives (the pill) are hormonally active pills which are usually taken by women on a daily basis. They contain either two hormones combined (progestogen and estrogen) or a single hormone (progestogen). Combined oral contraceptives suppress ovulation. Progestogen-only contraceptives also ...