Women Around the World Lack Access to Comprehensive Contraception—This is the Solution

Whether in the United States or Ethiopia, women need more options to protect themselves. They need comprehensive prevention methods they can control and use discreetly. They need MPTs.

We Heart: The Hilarious Menstrual Equity Musical “Keep Calm and Tampon”

Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day—which we’re reclaiming here at Ms. as Menstrual Equity Day! That’s why we’re kicking back to watch “Keep Calm and Tampon,” the short musical directed, written and acted entirely by women that celebrates every single menstruator who takes on the patriarchy, everyday sexism and even the state in their fight for equality.

The Ms. Q&A: Anna Dahlqvist is Fighting for Menstruators Around the World

“The time has come to move periods out from the shadows, and squarely in the center of our society.”

Trump’s Domestic Gag Rule is a Deadly Attack on Poor Women

In its latest attack on reproductive rights, the Trump administration has proposed a new rule prohibiting women’s health clinics that receive federal funding under Title X from “performing, promoting, referring for or supporting abortion as a method of family planning.”

How the Royal Wedding is Fighting Period Poverty

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are using their nuptials as an opportunity to rally support for seven organizations—including a Mumbai-based non-profit that produces and distributes affordable menstrual hygiene products to women in the city’s slums.

Birth Control Empowered Me to Build the Career and Family Life That I Wanted—On My Own Terms

I am thankful for birth control—and the ways it empowered me to determine not just my family matters, but my economic life.

Data is Driving Success in Life-Saving Interventions for Women and Girls—Why Isn’t it Driving Policy?

An HIV/AIDS-reduction program saving the lives of women and girls worldwide is at risk under Trump’s Global Gag Rule—and serves as a testament to the ground we can lose when data doesn’t drive drive policymaking.

The Politics of Periods

Given that this particular bodily function has been an essential slice of the human condition forever—and stigmatized, sidelined or, at best, ignored for just about as long—it is no small thrill that menstruation has become a modern cause célèbre. Now the time is ripe to harness all that momentum and go full-blown political: periods as a public policy agenda.

Parkland’s Menstrual Equity Moment

In an unexpected way, a much-mocked solution at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in the wake of a school shooting sparked a conversation around menstrual stigma—redefining the terms of “conceal and carry.”

The Future of Disability Rights Activism is Female

Young women are bringing a feminist lens to the fight for disability rights that is critical in the current political climate. 

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