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Menstrual Taboos in Different Cultures

Tlingit People – When a girl first menstruates she is immediately isolated in a menstruation hut and she has to follow very rigid rules. She is not permitted to lie down during the whole period of her seclusion, instead she … Continue reading

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Can Menstrual Cycles Synchronize with the Lunar Cycle?

Some researchers have hypothesized that, historically, women tended to menstruate whenever there was a new moon – and that it’s only our modern way of living (in houses with artificial light) that stopped our periods synchronizing with the full moon. Of course, in the world as … Continue reading

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Book Review of “The Red Tent” (by Anita Diamant)

Anita Diamant’s “The Red Tent” is a fictional autobiography of the life of Dinah (the daughter of Jacob in the Bible). The book was turned into a TV mini-series in 2014. In her book, Diamant brings the day-to-day lives of Dinah and the women around … Continue reading

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Everything I Need for My Period Each Month!

PREPARING FOR MY PERIOD: 1. Calender: When that my period starts I mark the five days of bleeding on my calender with an “X”, and then count 28 days from the day that my period started and write “P28” to mark … Continue reading

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Which is Worse: Period Cramps or “Man Flu”?

One of my brothers (who is in his early twenties) wakes up looking like he is dying every morning. His “man flu” symptoms are all either self-caused or in his head: he has late nights and he eats junk food all the time – of … Continue reading

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Are Feminine Hygiene Products Really that Bad for the Environment?

How much disposable sanitary product waste ends up in landfills? The average woman throws away approximately 100-150kg of “feminine hygiene products” during her lifetime. This includes tampons, disposable pads, pantiliners, disposable menstrual cups, tampon applicators, and all the packaging that those products … Continue reading

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