When Jane Hartman Adamé started to have trouble with her menstrual cup, she didn’t want to go back to tampons and pads. So she recruited a friend and together, they designed a new cup, which is used by scores of menstruators today.
Sally Ride was the first American woman to go into space. Before launch, NASA scientists asked if she needed 100 tampons for a one-week trip. Since, other menstruators have ventured into the outer reaches of our atmosphere.
Stephanie has been dealing with ovarian cysts since the early years of her period. She opens up about it and about how having a mom who advocates for you and your body changes everything. We also get a doctor’s insight on the common condition.
When she was 19, Annie lost her period. She tells us what that was like — and we also talk to a doctor about why that sometimes happens. Note: this episode discusses eating disorders, so you might want to listen with an adult.
As a trans man, PJ started taking hormones in college, and his period stopped. But once he met Zoë, the two started experiencing premenstrual syndrome (PMS) together. We hear about their discomfort, acceptance, and love. We also talk to a doctor who unpacks PMS for us.