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Menstruation Needs Better Representation

Menstruation Needs Better Representation

Depictions of menstruation in film and TV history have rarely been positive or accurate representations of authentic experiences. It's time to expose past period-related content for what it is - a bloody mess - and draw attention to a few other contemporary examples that are doing it right.
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Black Health Matters

Black Health Matters

Racism has permeated our society and institutions not only within the US, but in Canada and the rest of the world. Racism in healthcare is a particularly pressing matter - with bias existing in research, in medical professionals’ perceptions, and in the policies in healthcare systems. 
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Why We Need Feminist Based Medicine

Why We Need Feminist Based Medicine

Medical research has a gender bias problem; women are often excluded from participation in clinical trials, are systematically under-treated for pain in hospital settings, and for heart attacks have double the risk of dying. In this week's blog, we discuss how this has led to a need for feminist based medicine.
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It's Been 89 Years Coming: Innovation in the Feminine Hygiene Industry

It's Been 89 Years Coming: Innovation in the Feminine Hygiene Industry

We shove tampons in our sleeves as we sneak to the bathroom. There’s so much taboo and stigma surrounding these products that we’ve come to accept the bare minimum because we’re so uncomfortable asking for anything more.
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