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Full Report: Supporting Menstrual Health and Equity in Post-Secondary Institutions with Reusable Menstrual Products

Free Periods Canada surveyed post-secondary students across Canada and collected 470 responses and summarized those results in a report, which is now available for download here.
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How One Doula Provides Abortion Support

Sierra Holland on why abortion stigma is violence, how there is no one way to support someone having an abortion, and why abortion work must include the continual work of antiracism and abolition.
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A white model with short brown hair is standing, reaching up to the sky with a smile on their face while wearing a pair of Aisle Boxer Brief period underwear and a white shirt.

10 Reasons to Love Our Boxer Brief

We’re counting down the days to the restock of our period underwear, in particular our fan favourite Boxer Brief. 🎉  We thought we’d take a moment to list some of the top reasons our boxers are so well-loved, and what they’re particularly great for.
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How Unplanned Pregnancy Can Affect Your Sex Life. The image is of a woman with fair skin, hugging her legs into her chest.

How Unplanned Pregnancy Can Affect Your Sex Life

This blog post is not about access to abortion or the lack thereof, nor is it about sex education. This is about what most sex education misses - the trauma that can come after an unplanned pregnancy.
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Why Social Entrepreneurship Matters Now More Than Ever

It’s time for all initiatives of all sizes to prioritize tackling social and environmental issues as their primary raison d’être.
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Re-Indigenizing Menstrual Health

We partnered with The Menstrual Health Hub to create a Decolonizing Menstrual Health interview series, in an effort to center Indigenous and Métis voices and vastly grow our collective understanding of menstrual self-care, sustainability, ritual, intergenerational learning and more.
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The Lunapads/Aisle Backstory

A lot of people ask about the earliest points of inspiration for Lunapads (our company’s and product’s original name): where did the idea come from, back in the early 90s, long before it hit the mainstream radar?
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Hey - I wrote a book!

Our Co-Founder Madeleine Shaw wrote a book! The Greater Good is both a source of inspiration and encouragement, and a practical resource for starting and running a successful project, business or nonprofit organization. 
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Obstacles to Students Using Reusable Menstrual Products: The Current Reality & Ways Forward

What stops students from using more sustainable and/or reusable menstrual products, and how we can promote sustainability while reducing period poverty?
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Sexuality Chats in the Back to School Season

There’s never a bad time to discuss sexuality and identity with your children. But it’s normal to be intimidated by when and how to bring it up. Thankfully, back-to-school might just be the perfect opportunity to start the conversation.
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Why We Need Better Menstrual Health Education

Stigma, shame & bullying -  these are the fruits of society’s decision to avoid talking about menstrual health.
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Black Women's Equal Pay Day

Black Women's Equal Pay Day

Creating a world where all can thrive means acknowledging how dual marginalization, the wealth gap, the cost and access of education, and occupational segregation have cost Black women tens of thousands of dollars each year.
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