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Menstruation in the Digital Age

Menstruation in the Digital Age

August 29, 2023

The digital age has brought upon many positive changes to the way we understand and approach menstruation. This remarkable revolution has been propelled by social media advocacy, period poverty initiatives, telemedicine and online education. 

Let’s take a look!

Social Media Advocacy

Social media platforms provide a space to advocate for period positivity, challenge societal norms and dissolve preexisting taboos. These spaces allow us to empower voices and form strong communities committed to menstrual equity on a global scale.

Such platforms also serve an important role in driving policy changes related to menstrual access and health. 

Period Poverty Initiatives

Globally, over 500 million individuals do not have access to essential menstrual products. It is important to educate ourselves and period equity and be aware of the barriers many communities face when accessing period products.

Digital platforms can help us promote equal access to period products, facilitate crowdfunding, organize and participate in menstrual product drives, and advocate for policy change ensuring that period products are free of cost in public bathrooms.

Telemedicine

Telemedicine and virtual healthcare help bridge a gap in menstrual health in remote or underserved areas by overriding geographical and logistical boundaries. When in-person visits aren’t feasible, virtual consultations can provide an avenue for individuals to address concerns and get personalized care when making important health decisions. 

Menstrual health-related disorders are serious and should be treated with proper care. Here is a list of common conditions:

Online Education

The internet has made it easier to access information about menstrual hygiene, common misconceptions, legislative updates, and spread awareness on health conditions related to menstruation. Reputable and diverse content like articles, published research, informative videos, public forums and blogs can help menstruating individuals feel empowered and make informed decisions when managing their period health. 

Throughout history, the topic of menstruation has been filled with secrecy and stigma. The digital age presents an opportunity for us to take baby steps to destigmatize periods through education, empower menstruators, engage in inclusive conversations and improve menstrual equity.

Stay in the flow — we’ll send you period positivity + timely updates on the menstrual movement.

claire coder,founder + ceo

claire coder,
founder + ceo

Hi! I’m Claire. I founded Aunt Flow after getting my period in public without the supplies needed.

At 18 years old, I dedicated my life to developing a solution to ensure businesses and schools could sustainably provide quality period products, for free, in bathrooms. Our products are made with organic cotton and we are constantly working to reduce our environmental impact! Since 2021, we've donated over 6 MILLION period products to menstruators in need. I call this people helping people. PERIOD.®

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