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Girl Talk: 4 Options for a More Comfortable Period

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Girl Talk: 4 Options for a More Comfortable Period


In 2017 comedian Tiffany Haddish did an interview with The Breakfast Club in which she spoke about suffering from Toxic Shock Syndrome at the age of 13. This interview started a real conversation within the black community about women’s health. Of course, the threat of Toxic Shock Syndrome is nothing new, but not too many of us have experienced it or know anyone who has. Being able to link a face and a story to the condition makes it real. Many of us are also unclear on what exactly causes the condition and how it affects the body.

Toxic Shock Syndrome is directly related to the use of tampons. Although rare, it is a life-threatening infection that is caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), which is already present in the…

Please read original article Girl Talk: 4 Options for a More Comfortable Period posted on Healthy Black Girls on 12 June 2018 | 4:24 pm —

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The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

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