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“Worried Sick” about Toxic Shock Syndrome in Harper’s BAZAAR Australia

May 2019 edition. Article featuring Dr Rebecca Deans.

Toxic shock syndrome: are we panicking for nothing?

WE’RE LIVING IN A PERIOD POSITIVE MOMENT. The tampon tax was abolished in January after an 18-year campaign by several organisations, including the publisher of this magazine, to have it removed; an influx of period trackers such as the apps Clue and Moody Month, and even your Fitbit, allow you to track everything from your mood to the intensity of your cramps to give greater insight into your health; initiatives such as The Period Project donate pads and tampons to homeless women; and Woolworths has partnered with the charity Share the Dignity to donate five cents from every sanitary item sold to help women in poverty.

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