Do we even really need periods? Myth: Women don’t actually need their periods. Truth: Yes we do! When I hear people say that periods are unnecessary and that it’s a good thing to suppress them with hormonal contraception, I just cringe! Keep in mind that there’s so much more to your menstrual cycle than just…

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Welcome back! The myth: The pill bleed is a real bleed. The truth: No. The bleeding you have on your pill isn’t a real period at all. A real bleed, or a true menstruation, is one that follows ovulation. Since the pill, on the other hand, prevents you from ovulating, you’re not having a true…

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Here’s a good one for you… The myth: Period pain is just something that us menstruators have to deal with. The truth:  You should not be experience debilitating pain during your period. Because period pain is common, we tend to believe it’s normal and just something that comes along with having a uterus. Now let…

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Hi everyone! Today I’m debunking myth #6. The myth: You lose a lot of blood during your period. The truth: The average menstruator only loses about 2 to 4 tablespoons during their whole period! A healthy period is 3 to 6 days long, starts off moderate or heavy, is a nice vibrant red colour like…

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Today’s myth is one of my favourites… and the perpetuation of this myth is actually the reason why I’m on this Earth at all (Hi, Mom!) The myth: You can’t get pregnant on your period. The truth: It’s uncommon, but it does happen (hence me) for two reasons. First, in short cycles, women ovulate early in…

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