Annalisa Merelli for Quartz: "You or someone you love menstruates—here’s what you need to know about it"

Here’s a recent ‘backgrounder’ piece by Annalisa Merelli for Quartz, on the topic of menstruation. It ranges from cultural and religious stigma, to more recent social squeamishness (instagram), the physiology of menstruation, and the evolution of products to do with menstruation – including, of course, the menstrual cup.

There are some interesting statistics on the number of pads sold in China and the number of tampon ‘applicators’ found in US waterways.

Full article is here:

http://qz.com/349020/you-or-someone-you-love-menstruates-heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-it/