Female Body

There’s no such thing as a ‘typical woman’ – everyone’s body looks a bit different. But in this section we look at the things women have in common, like the changes that happen when a girl goes through puberty, and the personal care that a healthy body needs.

Facts

6 period blood colors and what they mean

6 period blood colors and what they mean

Sometimes back we conducted a survey with a group of men and women on the level of their awareness of menstruation. Two of the questions that ignored a debate were about how much blood is lost during periods and the […]

Staying clean

Staying clean

When you kiss or have sex, it’s nice if you’re clean and smell nice. Brush your teeth, shower regularly, and wear clean clothes.

Female genital cutting

Female genital cutting

Female circumcision, or cutting, is an age-old tradition. Depending on the tradition, a girl or woman may have part or all of her external genitals removed.

Pads and tampons

Pads and tampons

The two most common products to absorb the blood during your period are pads (also called sanitary pads, sanitary towels, sanitary napkins, or maxi pads) and tampons.

Overview: the female body

Overview: the female body

You’ve got sexual organs on the inside as well as the outside. The word ‘vagina’ is often used to describe the genitals, but actually, it’s just one part of them.

Breasts

Breasts

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes. Nipples also vary a lot, both in size and colour.