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We're not sick: we're women: blood money

Presents a social marketing poster examining menstrual suppression and its potential impact on women's health.

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Published: 2004
Menstrual suppression

Presents the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research's position statement on menstrual suppression.

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Published: 2003
Herbal and dietary options for period pain: consumer fact sheet

Explains the causes of pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhoea). Examines whether some herbal medicines or dietary supplements can help in the relief and prevention of period pain.

Published: 2003
Menstruation and menstrual conditions: herbal and dietary options for period pain

Examines the causes of pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhoea). Looks in detail at herbal and dietary options for preventing and relieving period pain. Includes links to other Cochrane reviews.

Published: 2003
Drug and hormone options for period pain
Discusses pain during menstruation. Looks in detail at non-prescription pain-relieving drugs, NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), hormones and other drugs for the treatment of period pain. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Period: a girl's guide to menstruation: includes a Parent's Guide
Explains the changes all girls go through and how to handle the onset of their menstrual cycle, in simple terms.
Published: 2001
Drug and hormone options for period pain: consumer fact sheet
Examines pain during menstruation and provides information on pain relievers. (See Details)
Published: 2003
The curse: confronting the last unmentionable taboo: menstruation
Examines the culture of concealment that surrounds menstruation and the impact such secrecy has on women's physical and psychological health.
Published: 1999
Menstrual products
Describes the disposable and reusable menstrual products available. (See Details)
Published: 2005
More about periods
Lists common symptoms of discomfort experienced by many women during a normal period. Gives advice on easing mild menstrual cramps. Describes the symptoms of toxic shock syndrome, and provides tips on how to prevent it. (See Details)
Published: 2000