Latest Menstruation News

Study offers reassurance on COVID shots, women's periods

Jan. 06, 2022 17:16 PM EST

One of the first studies to track whether COVID-19 vaccination might affect women’s periods found a small and temporary change. Research published Wednesday tracked nearly 4,000 U.S. women through six menstrual cycles and on average, the next period after a shot started about a day...

Woman sues Portland over tear gas menstrual health effects

Dec. 09, 2021 11:28 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman is suing the city of Portland, alleging that tear gas deployed by police during summer 2020 demonstrations caused lasting damage to her menstrual health. Lanora Vasquez's lawyer, Michael Fuller, filed the civil rights complaint this week in Multnomah...

Law results in donation of thousands of menstrual products

Dec. 02, 2021 02:01 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A brand of menstrual hygiene products is donating 100,000 of the products to Maine schools in the wake of a new law that makes the donations easier. A bill signed into law earlier this year provided immunity from civil and criminal liability for...

Ann Arbor to require free menstrual products in restrooms

Nov. 18, 2021 12:14 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Free menstrual products will be mandatory in restrooms that serve the public in Ann Arbor. The ordinance was approved unanimously this week by the city council and will kick in on Jan. 1. “These products support basic human...

Michigan will no longer tax tampons, other feminine products

Nov. 04, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will no longer apply the 6% sales tax to tampons and other menstrual products under bipartisan legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The change will take effect in early February. Supporters of the new...

Michigan Senate approves end to tax on menstrual products

Oct. 26, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate on Tuesday passed legislation that would eliminate the so-called “tampon tax” on menstrual products, sending it to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer who is expected to sign it into law. Michigan would join over 20 other states that have...