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Bertiz apologizes to women over ‘stupid’ monthly period remark

Oct 02, 2018 - 7:49 PM

But ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz also says it is a line he usually uses whenever his wife gets angry

UNDER FIRE. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz holds a press conference on October 01, 2018 regarding his viral video taken at NAIA. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Making their blood boil: Netizens rage over Bertiz’s period excuse

Oct 01, 2018 - 10:33 PM

Men and women alike point out that having a monthly period is not a valid reason for ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz's rude behavior

OUT FOR BLOOD. Netizens express their disapproval over ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz's excuse for his behavior.

Lawmakers to Bertiz: Comparing menstrual periods to your behavior 'demeaning to women’

Oct 01, 2018 - 7:47 PM

(UPDATED) 'Kaming mga babae ay walang problema sa regla. Ang isyu ay ang arogansya niya,' says Gabriela Representative Emmi de Jesus

UNDER FIRE. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz holds a press conference on October 01, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

What you should never say to someone on their period

Jul 19, 2017 - 2:49 PM

Words have underlying meanings so be wary of these common faux pas

For Syrian women under siege, a special struggle: periods

Oct 28, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Women in besieged areas face the additional challenge of struggling each month with limited access to sanitary pads as well as clean water leading to sometimes serious gynecological complications caused by poor hygiene

WOMEN'S STRUGGLE. A Syrian woman hangs clothes to dry at a school used as shelter by displaced families fleeing the Islamic State group, on September 16, 2016, in the Kurdish-majority northeastern city of Qamishli. File photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP

Sanitary pads and sanitation can keep girls in school

May 20, 2016 - 1:07 PM

For many women and girls in developing countries menstruation increases their risk of infection and makes them vulnerable to bullying and teasing

Why do we have to be ashamed of menstruation?

Aug 17, 2015 - 5:24 PM

The author takes the first step in removing the stigma attached with the natural process of menstruation by talking about it

[Dash of SAS] Making the menstrual period eco-friendly

Jun 17, 2015 - 1:52 PM

That brings us to the movement to reverse the menstrual flow and green our vagina with all sorts of alternatives to disposable sanitary napkins and tampons

Ever heard of menstruphobia and menstrual cups?

Jun 04, 2015 - 2:51 PM

Watch this short video on how menstrual cups can help women and girls

Menstruation 101: Putting a period on period myths

May 24, 2015 - 10:30 AM

How does menstrual hygiene impact lives?

Periods aren't dirty: Ending hesitation around menstruation

Mar 27, 2015 - 5:22 PM

The second annual Menstrual Hygiene Day an awareness platform that works year round to break taboos and raise awareness about the importance of good menstrual hygiene management will be held on May 28

'Meron ka ba?' and other ways women are invalidated

Mar 26, 2015 - 7:40 AM

By saying that an assertive woman must be on her period we invalidate her concerns and declare that she is simply being a girl and therefore does not deserve to be heard

6 Filipino myths: Why you should give tampons a try

Mar 11, 2015 - 1:46 PM

Ours isn’t exactly a culture that thinks lightly of shoving things up your vagina even if you’re doing so for purely practical reasons

Girls, blood, sex: A hard look at menstruation

Feb 24, 2015 - 5:51 PM

Sex and pregnancy for some will always be a mystery only meant to be solved later on in life Or sometimes earlier but only by accident

US consumer giant seeks to smash India menstruation taboos

Oct 03, 2014 - 2:52 PM

Other taboos include entering temples and watering plants like basil that are considered holy

FOR SANITARY NAPKINS.  In this photograph taken on April 22, 2014, an Indian worker sorts donated cotton and semi-cotton clothes that will be used to make cloth sanitary napkins at non-profit organisation 'Goonj' (Echo) in New Delhi. Sajjad Hussain/AFP

The shame in our bleeding

Sep 18, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Keeping women in the dark about their bodies to prevent sexual activity is just as effective as hoping people won t defecate if they re not told where the toilet is

10 things you didn't think you could do on your period

Jun 17, 2014 - 2:17 PM

Don t let your period hold you back Are you daring enough to try some of these items on the list?

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Demystifying the scourge of Eve

Mar 21, 2014 - 9:00 AM

[Science Solitaire] How far has one man gotten to truly understanding the menstrual cycle?

Menstruation the forgotten development issue

Mar 06, 2013 - 11:51 PM

Poor education about menstruation lack of access to sanitary napkins and painkillers for cramps and inadequate washing and disposal facilities have a far reaching impact on schooling work and health