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How does menstruation affect my muscle performance?
We still know surprisingly little.
A simple blood test could save new mothers. Why aren’t more doctors using it?
PPCM may not be as rare as we think—but it doesn't have to be a death sentence.
Should pregnant people not drink coffee? The answer is complicated.
A new study says there's no safe amount of coffee to consume while pregnant, but that might not mean much to an individual.
The next generation might actually know what their period products are made of
Consumers are calling for ingredient transparency in menstrual hygiene products, and Thinx Inc. CEO Maria Molland is leading the charge.
Period underwear may contain troubling chemicals—but the real problem is much bigger
Menstrual products are under-regulated around the world
Studying the human gaze could transform breast reconstruction surgery
Not everyone likes their busts and other body parts the same way.
How menopause evolved—and what it means for us
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The weirdest things we learned this week: moving corpses, birth control placebos, and the story behind the hymen
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Menstrual cups were invented in 1867. What took them so long to gain popularity?
Period tech helped women "overcome prejudice leveled against a bleeding body." The technology's future could be even more freeing.
Women get Alzheimer’s way more than men—and stress could help explain why
Instead of sex hormones, these researchers turned to cortisol.