Toxic Shock Syndrome: Facts, Causes, and Symptoms You Need to Know

What is Toxic Shock Syndrome? A 16-year-old teenager died on a school field trip from toxic shock syndrome (TSS) in March 2017. The death appears to be linked to the teen’s tampon use. But what is toxic shock syndrome? And why is it linked to tampons? The young...

What does your period blood consistency mean for your health?

  Your period can provide key insights into your health. In fact, in late 2015, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended that a period be added as a vital sign for health, similar to blood pressure, temperature, and pulse. Yet even if you...

Women’s Secret Health Concerns

“Do other women feel pain during sex?” “Should I be worried that I am bleeding so heavily?” “Is this normal?” “Am I normal?” Although these are common questions, many women are unwilling to discuss them with their...