Womens Health

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Period blood shown in sanitary pad ad for first time ever

Menstrual blood is usually displayed on screen as a clear blue liquid.

Women who are pregnant or who are breastfeeding are urged to take an iodine supplement each day.

Two in three mums fail to use iodine, folic acid

Pregnant or breastfeeding women are urged to take the supplements.

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Italian woman marries herself

She even went on her honeymoon alone.

He believes women have grown accustomed to it.

Pre-menstrual syndrome in women 'not normal' - Kiwi nutritionist

He believes women have grown accustomed to it.

Fish oil capsules.

Mothers-to-be urged to eat more fish

Most pregnant women are failing to get enough omega-3, according to a new study.

Women's Health

Fertility expert's advice to women wanting children: 'Get cracking early'

A study found many women who were experiencing infertility went on to have a baby.

Women's Health

Charity gifting domestic violence victims essential help

"I felt there was somebody else out there who understood what I was going through."

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Unisex loos mean no more queues

Researchers have found a simple fix for the age-old problem of queues outside the women's loos.

How much does being a girl cost?

Verity Johnson: I calculated just how much being a woman costs me...

It's expensive to be a girl, but figuring out the real cost is complicated.

Women's Health

Gal Gadot releases Wonder Woman workout video

That amazing physique sure doesn't look like it came easy.

Period blood artist Zoe James

Period blood art to be displayed at Ponsonby menstruation meeting

The event will discuss the financial accessibility of menstrual products as well as unveil the artwork.

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Putin says only women have bad days - that just makes us stronger

Wendyl Nissen waves a red rag at Putin's bull.

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Make sanitary bins standard in primary schools - researcher

It's hoped new data will help fix the inconsistent approach.

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Raw vegan bloggers slammed for claims periods are 'toxic'

"What if I told you that everything you were taught about menstrual cycles was a complete LIE?!"

Women's Health

Is it time to bust stigma with a period emoji?

A charity says a dedicated emoji would make talking about periods more comfortable.

Women's Health

Tara Brown's legacy lives on

Natalie Hinton faces the unenviable task of telling her 5yo grand-daughter what happened to her mum.

Laboratory Fertilization Of Eggs In IVF Treatment Close Up

Delaying motherhood? This test could save you from heartache

There's a blood test that could tell you how many eggs you have left.

The US FDA warned in 2013 that valproate should not be taken during pregnancy (Getty)

More evidence linking epilepsy drug to birth defects

NZ's Medsafe says the dangers of epilepsy outweigh the risk of birth defects caused by valproate.

Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga and 100 other artists sign guitar for Planned Parenthood fundraiser

102 artists sign guitar for Planned Parenthood

The unprecedented collection of musicians is standing up for women's health.


Midwives' perinatal mental health 'knowledge gap'

72 percent of women weren't assessed for depression or anxiety by their midwife during or after pregnancy.