Fibroid Awareness Month

Learning about your body is extremely important to maintain good health. In the spirit of Fibroid Awareness Month, here is a guide from GiveHer5 on things you may need to know about fibroids!   Uterine fibroids: What are they?  A Fibroid is a tumour found in the uterus. It is made up of fibrous connective tissue […]

Common Global Menstrual Health Challenges.

Money and research have been invested in understanding the underlying challenges faced by menstruators across the world. The gravity of these issues depends on several factors, such as where the menstruator lives, do they have access to education, do they have financial resources, is their culture oppressive? What about technology – do they have mobile phones with internet […]

Standards for Reusable Sanitary Pads – Key takeaways from the Menstrual Health Standards Webinar

Recently, GiveHer5 participated in a webinar, where the focus of discussion was Standards for Reusable Sanitary Pads. The panel of speakers included Sophia Grinvalds (AFRIpads), Torben Holm Larsen (RealRelief), Audrey Anderson Duckett (Be Girl), Ina Jurga (International Coordinator MH Day/ WASH United) and Shivani Swamy (Livinguard). The webinar was a part of a series co-hosted […]

The Origin of the term ‘Menstruality’

Coined in 2001 by Jane Catherine Severn, a New Zealand based Psychotherapy and Menstruality Educator, the term ‘Menstruality’ was her baby – a new approach to feminine life. She noted that our psychospiritual development occurs during each phase of the cycles or the Four M’s. They are Menarche, Menstrual Cycles, Menopause and Mature Life. Each […]

A Spotlight on Menstrual Activists

For a cause to go far in making an impact and a difference, as well as successfully spreading awareness, you need dedicated activists who will use their platforms regularly in furthering important information about that specific cause. The way the world is going, everyone should be adding the title of ‘activist’ to their lives because […]

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