Home > Lifestyle > Woman > How to manage your menstruation How to manage your menstruation All sections in Woman » Friends and family » Menstruation » Your body » Your home » Your life » Woman News Should female employees get 'first day of period' leave? Two Indian media houses are implementing a new leave policy, and employees are blown away by the initiative. Quiz Is my diet healthy? » 10 odours our noses can identify 6 body language mistakes to avoid Pregnancy not always the cause of missed periods Amenorrhoea is the absence of menstrual periods in a woman during her reproductive years. Many Vhembe girls don’t have pain meds for periods A group of young Venda women have taken it upon themselves to educate schoolgirls about the importance of feminine hygiene. Woman goes through hell with Implanon birth control implant When Amanda Nicole Vinsen took to Facebook and posted about her hellish experience of the contraceptive implant Implanon (Nexplanon in the US), the entry went viral. Endometriosis: disease of the modern woman Painful periods? Painful sex? You could be one of the 10% of women who will suffer from endometriosis during her fertile years. The good news is that it can be successfully treated. My first period: how it happened If you understand it is part of the circle of life, it makes it that much easier to deal with. Jessica Holnam says having two friends, made it so much more manageable. How a doctor would remove a stuck tampon In some cases women cannot remove tampons themselves. Dr Owen Wiese explains how a doctor would remove a tampon that has become stuck. Banana waste to sanitary pads under spotlight A delegate to the One Young World summit to be held in Johannesburg next month is to highlight a project that uses banana waste to create affordable sanitary pads. Menstruation affects shopping patterns The hormonal fluctuations associated with women's menstrual cycles could colour their shopping habits, research suggests. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How erectile dysfunction can affect relationships Coping with the fear of cancer IBS affects 15% of people around the world The evolution of asthma treatment Live healthier Here's some help... » Combat childhood obesity Childhood obesity brings future health problems 3 ways to get young couch potatoes away from the screen Are your children glued to their electronic devices? It might be time to start making some rules. Time for a break? » Stressful job leads to emotional burnout Work burnout tied to emotional eating This is why you must take annual leave Avoid burnout and use your annual leave to get some well-deserved rest. Your body and mind will thank you.