Menstrual Cycles and the Pandemic What have we learned in the past year?

What have we learned in the past year?

By Halley Claire Bass for the Menstrual Health Hub

Period Art by Vulvani

In 2020, COVID-19’s impact shook the world. For many of us who menstruate, we also felt that shock inside our bodies.

Photo by Sydney Sims on Unsplash
Screenshots of Lily Health websites: to the left, https://lily.health; to the right, kenya.lily-health.co
Maria Carmen Punzi talking about what she knows best: menstrual health. @Maria Carmen Punzi

However, this benefit is accessible to only some.

Dilip speaking at menstrual health at a training in India. The Better India
Hello Saheli from Sukhibhava

It doesn’t matter where you live, increased nationwide shutdowns, economic uncertainty, and fear of the virus itself have led to increased levels of stress and ultimately missed periods, elongated cycles, and severe cramps.

To learn more about the intersection of periods and pandemics, check out this Google Doc with pooled resources and articles.

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