Girl News International

Dear Reader,

Only a few hours from now, we will be wishing a happy and healthy new year to neighbors and loved ones, colleagues and strangers. By health, we often mean the absence of things such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease, the disorders that come with old age. Hardly anyone would include the access to sanitary pads or admitting menstruating women to the dinner table into our concept of health. But having or not having their period is a life and death situation for many girls and women around the globe.

This issue gathers stories on the topic of female health. The clinical definition goes hand in hand with the concept of a healthy society that accepts women as they are, no matter their bodily disposition.

With the best wishes for a good and healthy new year,

Ashley Remer & Kristina Kraemer
Head Girl & Junior Editor
Girl News International

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