Self Care

Tampon Tips & Other Menstrual Hygiene Options

February 15, 2016By
Tampon Tips & Other Menstrual Hygiene Options

Now that you’ve read a little bit about pads vs tampons, here are some tips to keep in mind if you choose tampons. To learn more about options in addition to tampons and pads, read these great tips from www.girlshealth.gov: It is very important to use the tampon with the lowest level of absorbency for your needs. On […]

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Ghusl for Boys

March 7, 2015By
Ghusl for Boys

In our previous post for girls on ghusl (ritual bath), many have asked whether boys have similar expectations. The short answer to that is yes. There are specific times that boys too, are expected to perform ghusl, and the actual process of performing ghusl is the same. As mentioned in the previous post, the ritual […]

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Eating Well to Beat Constipation

February 7, 2015By
Eating Well to Beat Constipation

Hi, Fiber! The very best thing you can do for constipation is . . . Eat well. And by well, we mean quality, not quantity. “Eating healthy” is something you will hear – and hopefully do – for the rest of your life, but what does that really mean? It means you focus on nourishing […]

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Worship & Menstruation

February 1, 2015By
Worship & Menstruation

There are many faith traditions that have guidelines for what acts of worship are and are not permissible during a woman’s menstruation and postpartum bleeding period. For example, some traditions do not allow menstruating women to enter temples or mosques. Other faith traditions excuse menstruating women from certain acts of worship or from certain household […]

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The Muslim Girl’s Guide to Ghusl

January 1, 2015By
The Muslim Girl’s Guide to Ghusl

The Ritual Bath after Menstruation Many cultures and faiths have specific rules around bathing and self-care regarding menstruation. In Islam, a menstruating female is excused from the ritual daily prayers. Menstruation begins, Islamically, upon the first indication of colored discharge, even if it is just on the toilet paper after wiping. It ends when there […]

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Very Fitting – Pads and Tampons

November 6, 2014By
Very Fitting – Pads and Tampons

Choosing what type of protection to use during your period can be challenging! Even though we have better period products today than girls did in the past and in other parts of the world, we know it does not make it any easier to decide what will work best for you. You may know that […]

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Tracking your Cycle

November 6, 2014By
Tracking your Cycle

Why might it be helpful to keep track of your periods on a calendar? Well, for one reason almost every time you see a doctor for a check-up or if you have been sick, the first question she (or he) will ask you is, “When was your last period?” Having this information ready for your […]

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