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And also when you’re not. But we try not to think about our period when she’s not here yet, right?

There’s a lot of questions that we have about our periods — Why this? Why blood? Why now? Why pain? If not pregnant good, why period pain?!

Still, with all those questions come surprising answers. What we thought was fact could be fiction! So here are the answers you might be looking for:

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Girl, how can I even begin. According to this article by Initial, they’ve called Malaysians out for improper sanitary waste disposal. And you know what, I agree with that. 

 

How many times have you walked into a public washroom and saw period stains on the seat, overflowing pads in the sanitary bin and wet floors? Perhaps these aren’t a big deal to you, but they all can pose health risks by creating breeding grounds for dangerous bacteria and diseases.

I believe it’s time that we learn how to dispose of our pads the right way.

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Clearly we're not used to saying the word 'period' or 'menstruation' loud and clear. I'm guessing that's why we've come up with sooooo many nicknames for one bodily function, LOL. Nevertheless, some of these names are funny and kinda cool — it's like a secret language only we know. Periodt. 

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Have you ever thought about how your daughters and granddaughters would deal with periods? Will they use the same sanitary pads as we do or will menstrual cups become a norm?

Even though not much has changed since the early days of period products in the 1900s (that's not that long ago tbh, can you BELIEVE?), there is much to hope for the future of periods!

Right now we see women fighting against period taboos, providing more comprehensive education on women's health, creating sustainable period options and raising awareness about our menstrual health all around. It is a great time to be a woman, as we see change being made by us and the people around us.

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