How period brands fill the sex-ed gap in the US
9 Oct 2018
How period brands fill the sex-ed gap in the US

The US education system is failing to teach young women and men the basics of menstruation, so brands are stepping in to fill the gap. What are period-advocacy brands and their products doing to fight the stigma and teach young women about their reproductive health?

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf is a leading voice for equitable menstrual policy and the author of ‘Periods Gone Public.’ She was named one of the nation's ‘badass menstrual activists’ by Bustle and the ‘architect of the U.S. policy campaign to squash the tampon tax’ by Newsweek.

Ida Tin

Ida Tin is an entrepreneur, author, and co-founder and CEO of the women's menstruation-tracking app Clue.

Nadya Okamoto

Nadya Okamoto is the founder and executive director of PERIOD, an organisation she founded at the age of 16. Her book ‘Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement’ is due to be published this autumn.

Maria Molland

Maria Molland is the CEO of THINX. She previously worked at Splacer, eBay, Thomson Reuters, Dow Jones and Yahoo!, among other firms.

Meaghan Beatley

Meaghan Beatley is a journalist based in Barcelona. She has written for The Guardian, Vice, The New Statesman and National Geographic, among others.