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Talking to Kids about Sexual Violence

October 19, 2015By
Talking to Kids about Sexual Violence

We are thrilled to introduce to you our newest guide: Talking to Kids about Sexual Violence: A Guide for Parents on Age-Appropriate Conversations. Our conversations with our children, our own and the ones we know, are perhaps the best indicator for their future resilience. This important guide offers tips and information on how to talk […]

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Growing Up and Hard Conversations

February 1, 2015By
Growing Up and Hard Conversations

Trigger warning for sexual abuse Part of growing up means having to also have difficult conversations about personal safety and boundaries. Many parents find these conversations to be awkward and challenging, and especially difficult to find age-appropriate ways to talk to their young ones about such a heavy topic. Below you will find a number […]

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Helpful Yoga Poses for Cramps

January 26, 2015By
Helpful Yoga Poses for Cramps

For centuries, yoga has been used to calm the mind and exercise the body. If menstrual cramps are bringing you down, try these yoga poses to relieve the pain and put you in a good mood: Head-To-Knee Forward Bends: Sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of  you. Elongate your spine and […]

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Puberty, Sex & More: Tools for Educators to Start the Conversation

January 2, 2015By
Puberty, Sex & More: Tools for Educators to Start the Conversation

Are you an educator working with students from faith-based or ethnic communities and need some ideas on how to plan your reproductive health programming? HEART Women & Girls has developed a number of resources for educators, adult allies and youth group leaders as they think about providing reproductive health programming for youth from faith-based communities. […]

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Cycle Trackers

January 2, 2015By
Cycle Trackers

There are so many cycle trackers out there, and depending on what fits your needs – whether its a printout, an app, or a virtual calendar, there is something for everyone. Here, we have taken the time to gather some of our favorite period trackers. We hope that you’ll find one that suits your needs! […]

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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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But Wait, Isn’t Having a Period Dirty?

December 13, 2014By
But Wait, Isn’t Having a Period Dirty?

Having a period is just as normal as peeing, pooping, sneezing, coughing and laughing, but can you imagine never being taught about getting your period and thinking you are absolutely dying the first time you see blood? Other girls often feel embarrassed or ashamed about their periods and see it as something dirty and impure. […]

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A New Tradition

November 6, 2014By
A New Tradition

  We know that talking about puberty, menstruation, and growing up can be both confusing and embarrassing for both you and a trusted adult. We want to help make this conversation a bit easier – and one that is ongoing. Get to know your mom, grandma, aunts and older sisters by asking them some questions […]

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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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