What's new in the world of menstrual health?
In saying, "It's not a problem of women. It's a problem of society", French President Emmanuel Macron announced a national control strategy to raise awareness of endometriosis and better understand the disease.
In an effort to reduce the period stigma, a handful of Spanish administrations, including the Catalan city of Girona, start offering their employees up to 8 hours menstrual leave per month.
How period-friendly are Dutch employers? The Share-Net Netherlands Community of Practice on Menstrual Health is conducting a survey to find out. Are you menstruating and living and working in the Netherlands? Then take the survey here!
Scientists point out the need to study how Covid-19 vaccines may affect the menstrual cycle. This transparency is not only important for menstruators, but also helps prevent the spread of misinformation and fears associated with vaccinations.
For the first time, the WHO has officially recognised the diagnostic challenges of endometriosis, the economic and social impact of the condition and opportunities for openly addressing it.
'Menstrual Health' now has an official definition! A group of experts, organised by the Global Menstrual Collective, has defined menstrual health to provide a basis for collaboration on menstrual policy, research and practice.
Through a government scheme, schools in England can order free period products since January 2020. However, due to the turmoil schools faced in the last months, many are still not aware of it.
Did you know that there is a whole magazine dedicated to inform people from all over the world about menstruation? It's called Period! Magazine and you can find articles about (almost) anything period related.