Talking about periods is a subject most teenagers will shy away from so a regional high school is tackling the taboo topic by having students sew menstruation packs for girls who don't have access to adequate sanitary facilities.
A topic often spoken about in hushed tones takes centre stage amid the glitz and glamour of the Academy Awards.
With a state election on the way, Victorian Labor say they will provide free menstrual products in schools if re-elected.
For some women, PMS might mean a few hours of discomfort or irritability in the lead-up to their period. For others, it can be days off work, severely low moods and 'not being able to cope at home'.
Be it because of concerns over big femcare, landfill, cost, toxic ingredients or toxic shock syndrome, some menstruators seek solutions outside of the Kotex box.
While we all know what periods are, not everyone understands their exact biological purpose. Take our quiz and test your period IQ.