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18 Menstrual Cycle Innovations

From Educational Period Games to Smart Menstrual Trackers

— September 22, 2016 — Lifestyle
Though a woman's menstrual cycle was seldom discussed in the past, today's empowered generation isn't shy to share period-related details -- something that's influencing a myriad of comprehensive menstruation apps, feminine health trackers and even board games that teach young women about their reproductive system.

While examples like 'Clue,' a gender-neutral period tracker and calendar dispel common stereotypes related to traditional menstrual marketing, others like SHEVA's feminine hygiene subscription make sanitary napkin and tampon shopping a hassle-free experience while simultaneously giving underprivileged women access to the same products.

Other notable menstrual cycle innovations include 'The Period Game,' an educational boardgame comprised of graphic cards and symbols that teach players all they need to know about the reproductive system along with 'Looncup,' a smart menstrual wearable that tracks period symptoms monthly to reveal peak conception times or to simply detect when a user's cycle is irregular.
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Comprehensive Birth Control Apps
Comprehensive Birth Control Apps
The Spot On App Helps Users Track Their Menstrual Cycle
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Liberating Feminine Product Ads
Liberating Feminine Product Ads
This Ad for Feminine Pads Shows Women They Don't Need to Stop
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Stereotype-Defying Menstruation Ads
Stereotype-Defying Menstruation Ads
U By Kotex's 'Its Not My Period' Reframes a Myth About PMS
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Predictive Biochemical Apps
Predictive Biochemical Apps
Hormone Horoscope Provides Forecasts for a Woman's Monthly Cycle
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Reproductive Health-Tracking Apps
Reproductive Health-Tracking Apps
This App Gives Women a Comprehensive View of Their Health
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Connected Smart Menstrual Cups
Connected Smart Menstrual Cups
The Looncup Uses Bluetooth to Send Menstrual Alerts to Smartphones
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Gender-Neutral Menstrual Apps
Gender-Neutral Menstrual Apps
This Menstrual-Tracking App Features a Layout Free of Gender Bias
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Marijuana Menstrual Products
Marijuana Menstrual Products
Whoopi Goldberg is Launching a Marijuana Company for Period Cramps
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Hilarious Menstruation Ads
Hilarious Menstruation Ads
This Feminine Hygiene Ad Wants You to Stop Beating Around the Bush
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Female-Empowering Feminine Hygiene
Female-Empowering Feminine Hygiene
The SHEVA Social Enterprise Aims to Change Girls' Lives
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Hilarious Menstrual Marketing
Hilarious Menstrual Marketing
A Tween Lies About Getting it in HelloFlo’s Period Starter Kit Ad
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PMS Package Subscriptions
PMS Package Subscriptions
This Monthly Gift Box Service Comforts Women During Their Periods
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Bluetooth Feminine Hygiene Products
Bluetooth Feminine Hygiene Products
'my.Flow' is a Tampon That Sends Updates and Reminders
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Tampon-Shooting Gaming
Tampon-Shooting Gaming
Tampon Run is a Period Video Game Aiming to Normalize Menstruation
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Pain-Relieving Menstruation Wearables
Pain-Relieving Menstruation Wearables
Livia is a Smart Device to Relieve Menstrual Cramps
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Tampon Vending Machines
Tampon Vending Machines
O.B. is Appealing to Potential New Customers Candidly
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Period Goodie Box Redesigns
Period Goodie Box Redesigns
Le Parcel Offers Monthly Gift Boxes to Make Aunt Flo's Visit Better
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Educational Menstrual Cycle Games
Educational Menstrual Cycle Games
This Board Game Shifts Tween Perspectives on Periods
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