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Mainstreaming Menstruation

It's an important monthly cycle for half the world's population, yet even in 2017 many people aren’t comfortable talking about it.

This hour, why is menstruation so taboo, even though it’s a basic part of human biology?

How does the fact that we don’t talk about periods in “polite conversation” affect the lives of women and girls here in the U.S. and around the world?

We’ll have a gynecologist take us back to the basics and we’ll hear from the author of “Periods Gone Public” about why our politicians should be thinking about periods, too. 

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

Resources for talking with kids about puberty and menstruation:

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/gradeschool/puberty/Pages/default.aspx

https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Your-Changing-Body-Puberty-in-Girls-Especially-for-Teens?IsMobileSet=false

 

Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.
Carmen Baskauf was a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil from 2017-2021. She has also contributed to The Colin McEnroe Show.

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