Source: Sole-Smith, Virginia, What Is the Point of a Period?, Scientific American, May 2019, https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-is-the-point-of-a-period/ In an excellent article in Scientific American, Virginia Sole-Smith discusses age-old taboos against menstruation which have led to a lack of research on how women’s cycles work, resulting in serious consequences for their health. In their quest to bring reproductive […]

Source: Emma Batha and Ye LiMore, Thomson Reuters Foundation, 10/10/2013, http://www.trust.org/item/20131010104744-rc623/?source=facebook. Readers: Every year, around 3 million girls undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) in Africa alone. It is also practiced in pockets of the Middle East and Asia. FGM, which involves the removal of external genitalia, can cause serious physical and emotional damage, and even […]