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First Person Periods: Ursula
First Person Periods

First Person Periods: Ursula

Ursula explains how almost losing her womb after a life-threatening postpartum haemorrhage changed her perspective on having periods.

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Empowering women: Celeste Mergens and the fight against period poverty

Empowering women: Celeste Mergens and the fight against period poverty

Jody talks to Celeste Mergens, CEO of Days for Girls about the history of DfG and how vital breaking the period taboo is in the fight against period poverty.

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What I learned when a woman bled on me in a club

What I learned when a woman bled on me in a club

Yep, you read that correctly – a random stranger bled on me in a club. You think you’ll be angry, embarrassed… maybe disgusted. But then it happens, and you’re not. Compassion kicks in. In fact, I’m kinda glad she bled on me.

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What do men know about periods?

What do men know about periods?

From the classroom to the boardroom, Instagram to IRL, women are talking more about periods. But are we leaving the other 50% of the population behind?

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Tales from the Front Line(r): #3 “I always use digital tampons”

Tales from the Front Line(r): #3 “I always use digital tampons”

Changing up your femcare routine can be intimidating so we decided to ask people about their experience trying Tampliners for the first time.

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Why talking about vaginas could save your life

Why talking about vaginas could save your life

Read about the five different types of gynaecological cancer (yep, we said five!) and how to help break the taboo around gynae health.

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Periods or school? It shouldn’t be a choice

Periods or school? It shouldn’t be a choice

Many people can't afford even basic femcare products. For lots of girls, having a period means missing school – and we believe this has to end.

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How to get rid of tampon leaks and stains

How to get rid of tampon leaks and stains

Leaking tampons are a common complaint. Here’s how to stop it happening – and clean up when it does.

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First Person Periods: CJ
First Person Periods

First Person Periods: CJ

In the second of our articles about what it’s really like to have periods, CJ writes about living with fibroids and the heavy bleeding they cause.

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We’re so over the marketing myth of the perfect period. Or are we?

We’re so over the marketing myth of the perfect period. Or are we?

Femcare brands have sold us #fakenews about periods for decades. Finally things are changing, but have we really shaken off those old myths?

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Tales from the Front Line(r) #2: “I hate wearing liners”

Tales from the Front Line(r) #2: “I hate wearing liners”

Choosing to try Tampliners might feel like a bit of a leap. We thought it’d be interesting to ask people who use Tampliners how they got started.

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First Person Periods: Kat
First Person Periods

First Person Periods: Kat

In our new series about how it really feels to have periods, Kat talks about how cervical cancer has changed her perspective on her relationship with her body.

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Currents is a place where interested people with periods come to get the real lowdown on menstruation and bodies. We explain the things nobody else does, normalising every experience of periods no matter how weird it might feel. We’ll leave you informed, unashamed and ready to expect more for yourself.

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