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Apps that store sensitive health data aren’t rare any more. Besides the apps from my actual health providers, I’ve used apps that track my weight, my fitness habits, my mental health and my periods. In many cases, the apps are sharing or selling your data, and it’s linked to you — even if you sign up with a dummy email.

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When I first heard of menstrual cups, I thought there were only two sizes: Size 1 and Size 2. (Several brands only offer two and that’s it.) But there’s a huge variety of shapes and sizes out there, and one of them may well be perfect for you.

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Two women with cancer - one already deceased - lost lawsuits against talcum powder makers recently after a judge determined that they hadn't proved the powder caused their cancer. So does the stuff cause cancer or doesn't it? Turns out that's a hard question to answer.

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Video: It's totally normal to have vaginal discharge, a sort of whitish fluid, showing up in your underwear (if you are a person who has a vagina). But if you're seeing a lot of it, you may wonder, how much is OK? In this video, gynaecologist Dr Jen Gunter demonstrates.

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The theory that close friends have their periods at the same time is over 40 years old now, but there has never been much evidence to support it. The people behind the period tracker Clue checked their own data recently and came up with another nail in the coffin: Zero evidence that closeness makes people bleed in sync.

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You may have heard people suggesting that if you want to be sure you'll have birth control for the next four years, you should book your IUD insertion appointment now. You may not have considered an implant when choosing your birth control, but don't dismiss the idea out of hand.