Words by Millie Smith Throughout recent years, we have learnt about the many downsides to single-use, plastic period products. Countless businesses have altered their product offerings to include reusable alternatives, perhaps even discontinuing the single-use product. Government regulations are ...
Employee wellbeing is a growing and dynamic workplace requirement; but, unsurprisingly, women's needs have long been excluded from the employee wellbeing equation. Women specific workplace needs often start and end at fertility and maternity leave, while menstruation is ignored.
Gender bias in medicine is complex, but the crux of it is that the medical industry’s overarching failure to appreciate and study the differences between the sexes comprises the quality of care. However, while the issue is complex the answer is plain and simple; don’t assume women are hysterical. Because the reality is, often women are more attuned to their bodies and know when something is wrong. Women are suffering unnecessarily at the hands of the gender bias in medicine, and it needs to stop.
If you’re a person with a vagina, chances are that you’ve experienced at least one UTI – or Urinary Tract Infection – in your life. They’re irritating, uncomfortable, and sometimes incredibly painful. Ranging from a slight itching sensation down there, to nausea and vomiting, a UTI can easily be dismissed as a small annoyance that comes and goes. However, left untreated, UTIs can pose serious health risks. But don’t worry - TABOO is here to give you the low-down on all things down low.
Should I make the switch to organic tampons? Have you ever thought about what is actually in the tampons you are using every month? Recent discussions have been sparked around the lack of regulation to disclose the ingredients that make up tampons. Chemicals contained within synthetic tampons ...
Menstrual cups have been available since the 1930s - just as long as tampons; and offer superior economic, social and environmental benefits. So why are awareness and usage levels so low?