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Alice Pelton is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Lowdown, the world's first review platform for contraception. She studied at the London School of Economics, before working in strategy and product management at the publisher News UK. She set up The Lowdown in 2019, and is based in London. What did you want to be when you grew up? Everything! From a policewoman to an artist - there were very few jobs that I wasn’t interested in. My difficulty was choosing which one to pursue.  What has been one of your proudest moments and why? Probably raising our recent round...

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Disposable products, Periods, Survey, Sustainable periods -

As National Period Day approaches (10th October), we want to promote the replacement of disposable products such as pads and tampons with more sustainable products like period underwear which can help make your period much more manageable as well as greatly benefit the environment. Following a nationwide survey, our new research reveals the main concerns around using period knickers. It can be daunting to make a change to your typical period routine; everyone has their dos and don’ts to suit their unique cycle. However, more than five in 10 that used disposable tampons and sanitary pads thought they were extremely uncomfortable...

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Periods, Periods and exercise, School -

As children return to school after the Summer holidays, our new research has found that 80% of young women felt they did not have easy access to sanitary products at school, and a further four in five have had to sit out of a PE lesson due to being on their period. Although the government encourages all schools and colleges to access free period products, one in four state secondary schools and colleges in England have not accessed period products from the Government scheme. Lack of sanitary products and the social stigma associated with periods can be overwhelming for girls who...

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Period Symptoms, Periods, Weight -

Have you noticed a few extra pounds on the scale or even just your jeans feeling a little snug during your period

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Iceni Warriors, Interview Feature, Periods -

Kicking off our Iceni Warrior Interview feature is Dancing on Ice 2020 champion and professional skater Alex Murphy!

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