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Do periods affect your work life?

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Everyone has bad days at work, but a PMS headache and painful cramps can make it worse. To reduce the number of periods you have, ask your doctor about your contraceptive options, or find out more on our contraception page.

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Stigmatised, shunned and supported: perceptions of periods around the world

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Regardless of nationality, race or religion, half of the world’s population all share in this experience. So, why is there still such a stigma surrounding the subject?

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Managing your period on your holiday

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Packing the right things is the first step to ensuring you have an enjoyable summer holiday. Sunglasses – check. Towel – check. Tanning oil – check. More pairs of shoes than you really need to take – check. Tampons – check.

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Europe’s best toilets

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So last week I had to use a public toilet to change my tampon. I was already feeling cranky and annoyed. And this toilet certainly didn’t help with that. There was no toilet roll. The toilet didn’t flush. And the floor was well, let’s just say I’ve seen cleaner scrap yards.

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Do periods affect your social activities?

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Everyone likes to have fun with friends, but sometimes when you’re on your period you just don’t feel up to it. To reduce the number of periods you have speak to your doctor about your contraceptive options.

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Do periods affect your relationship?

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Have you ever found that periods have interrupted your sex life? This doesn’t have to be the case; you can reduce the number of periods you have. Just speak to your doctor about your contraceptive options, or find out more on our contraception page.

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Sex and periods: what you really need to know

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Cramps? Check. Bloated? Check. Craving sex and nothing you can do about it? Think again. Let’s set the record straight. Period sex is absolutely fine. You might even feel better for it, but there are a few precautions that you might want to take.

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Do periods affect your exercise routine?

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When you are suffering from cramps and tiredness, exercise can seem like hard work. This doesn’t have to be the case.

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Dealing with a period when exercising

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I didn’t do it to gain attention. I didn’t do it so I could brag about it on social media. I didn’t even do it to get one over on the guy who made a hurtful comment about my appearance. I did it because I’ve been making excuses for too long.

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Chinese coils to Colombian chips: contraception around the world

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Our world is an exciting mix of countries and cultures, sights and sounds, people and places. But there is one thing that is constant. Sex.

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Tired of tampons?

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Breaking news! The convenient, compact, colourful bag I put my tampons / pads in to nip to the bathroom has become redundant. That’s right ladies. Today, some of the options out there when it comes to sanitary protection don’t even need to be smuggled into the toilet! Shame, because I really liked that bag.

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Top 3 European girly getaways

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You, your best mates, some wine, good food and a gorgeous city to explore and dance the night away in – bliss right? Sometimes a holiday with the girls is just what you need, and luckily there are some amazing destinations right on our doorstep…

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So, errrm, Iwanttogoonthepill…

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Talking about contraception and sex isn’t always easy, especially if it’s with someone who you see as older and wiser, such as your doctor.