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 […]

Menstruation During the Lockdown

The last few weeks have been life-changing. It took a lethal virus to change the world as we know it. Everything has come to a standstill. Globally, governments have implemented lockdown measures in a hope to flatten the curve, at least until a viable vaccine becomes imminent.   We are living in a time of great […]

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 […]

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