Placing a Pause and the Stigma Around The monthly period

 

Periods Around The World

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June says it’s time to end the stigma around periods

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End the stigma. Period.

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Can an Orgasm Shorten a Menstrual Cycle?

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#NoMoreLimits: Stop Taboos Around Menstruation

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Easy. Strives To Eliminate the Stigma Around Menstruation

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Doctor Busts Common Myths About Periods

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Putting a Stop to the Stigma Around Menstruation Girls and women are pushing back against period shame, and Generation Z is leading the charge. Shannon Shelton Miller. Menstruation Stigma Must Stop. Period. Jun 05, 2018 by Jill Litman in International Health.

Menstruation. It’s a necessary biological function experienced by half of the global population yet still a dirty word in countries all over the world. The stigma around menstruation is further exemplified by the many euphemisms that exist for the term: “time of the month,”. A group of seven United Nations rights experts issued a clarion call on Tuesday to break the taboo around menstrual health for women and girls that persists in many parts of the world and take.

The stigma created by chhaupadi discourages girls from attending school during menstruation, a factor exacerbated by the fact that many schools lack proper toilets to allow them to manage hygiene during the school day. Governments in Nepal and elsewehere should take the lead in debunking menstruation stigma. Putting an end to period stigma and taboo. breadcrumb navigation: Home / Blogs / Putting an end to period stigma and taboo; It’s part of a much bigger picture, of ending the shame and stigma that girls, women and other menstruators around the world face every month when they get their period. Breaking the Cycle: Meet the People Who Are Fighting to End Period Stigma.

The crimson tide, Aunt Flow, shark week — there are over 5,000 terms for menstruation, cutesy little phrases we’ve. Stigma around menstruation impacts on women’s and girls’ health, rights: UN experts Due to stigma and a lack of sexual education, menstruation knowledge remains limited leaving many girls with negative and ambivalent feelings and experiencing psycho-social stress, which also impacts their ability to learn, said the experts. The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) proposes many solutions to make women more comfortable with their bodies, despite the deeply rooted stigma regarding menstruation. First and foremost, says the WSSCC, “Fostering understanding that menstruation is a fact of life.”. Dispelling myths about menstruation is part of a larger conversation that is meant to dismantle the societal stigma that comes with having a period.

Knowing the difference between fact and fiction is a key part of ensuring that the world becomes a safer place in which to bleed. They have also led to cultural taboos, stigma, and shame around menstruation (house et al., 2012), including the belief, prevalent in many cultures, that menstrual blood, and menstruating women themselves, are Putting the men into menstruation: the role of men and boys in community menstrual hygiene management.

List of related literature:

According to seasoned menstrual cycle researchers and psychologists Joan Chrisler and Ingrid Johnston-Robledo (2013), menstrual stigma is a unique kind of stigma—more hidden than visible, “because women go to a great deal of effort to conceal it” (3).

“The Managed Body: Developing Girls and Menstrual Health in the Global South” by Chris Bobel
from The Managed Body: Developing Girls and Menstrual Health in the Global South
by Chris Bobel
Springer International Publishing, 2018

On the other hand, from our earliest awareness of menstruation until the day we stop, we are mindful of the imperative to conceal our menstrual processes.

“On Female Body Experience:
from On Female Body Experience: “Throwing Like a Girl” and Other Essays
by Iris Marion Young
Oxford University Press, 2005

In response, another poster stated that “it’s not the fact that we need to feel the effects of Menses—but we need to feel akin to other women,” and another that “not being able to bear children is one of the worst consequences of having been born this way,” and “it’s a hard and cruel topic.”

“New Blood: Third-Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation” by Chris Bobel, Judith Lorber
from New Blood: Third-Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation
by Chris Bobel, Judith Lorber
Rutgers University Press, 2010

For some, menstruation can be regulated through use of the birth control pill, and this can be helpful in restoring feelings of normality.

“Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance” by Thomas F. Cash
from Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance
by Thomas F. Cash
Elsevier Science, 2012

Removing the menses altogether through drugs has been suggested as a treatment for PMS, particularly for the severely retarded or for mental patients.

“The Curse: A Cultural History of Menstruation” by Janice Delaney, Mary Jane Lupton, Emily Toth
from The Curse: A Cultural History of Menstruation
by Janice Delaney, Mary Jane Lupton, Emily Toth
University of Illinois Press, 1988

To decide to stop having periods is described as a rebellion against therestrictive pressure put on women to have, and love, menstruation.

“Sweetening the Pill: or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control” by Holy Grigg-Spall
from Sweetening the Pill: or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control
by Holy Grigg-Spall
John Hunt Publishing, 2013

George Dcvereux long ago suggested that menstrual taboos actually indicate a superior status for women; see “The Psychology of Feminine Genital Bleeding,” International Journal ofPsychoanalysis 31 (1950): 237-57.

“Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835” by Theda Perdue
from Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835
by Theda Perdue
University of Nebraska Press, 1998

Women need counselling to understand that there is no need to mimic the menstrual cycle with a withdrawal bleed (Nelson, 2011).

“Joints and Connective Tissues: General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series” by Kerryn Phelps, Craig Hassed
from Joints and Connective Tissues: General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series
by Kerryn Phelps, Craig Hassed
Elsevier Health Sciences APAC, 2012

Menstruation does not turn us into raving maniacs or complete invalids; it is just that we would rather do without it.

“For Women Only!: Your Guide to Health Empowerment” by Gary Null, Barbara Seaman
from For Women Only!: Your Guide to Health Empowerment
by Gary Null, Barbara Seaman
Seven Stories Press, 2001

This approach is relatively new, although it is likely that it will increase in popularity when women are appropriately counselled that there is no need to mimic the menstrual cycle with a withdrawal bleed.

“Midwifery: Preparation for Practice” by Sally Pairman, Sally K. Tracy, Carol Thorogood, Jan Pincombe
from Midwifery: Preparation for Practice
by Sally Pairman, Sally K. Tracy, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

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  • Am I the only woman who doesn’t dread my cycle? I never really get cramps or anything during my period. I still go on about my day with it

  • Weird, my period seems to last longer if I have sex during it. Mainly if it’s at the end of it, seems to make it start heavier again for a few days instead of it being done.

  • its kinda sad that the girl was trying to see how to insert a tampon and stuff like that and her mom didn’t let her learn and took it away from her. I feel kinda bad.

  • I remember when I got my period for the first time I was taking the Writing STAAR test in 7th grade for the first time. (Anyone from Texas knows this test). And I remember going to the bathroom, and I was WEARING TIGHTS. And all of a sudden I see blood. I thought I cut myself and I wanted to call my mom but I couldn’t because it was STAAR testing day. So yeah that’s my story. Lol

  • I got mine in 6th grade, at night. I was eating at the table with my aunt but then all of the sudden I felt like I had to pee. When I did go to the bathroom, I didn’t pee. When I looked at my underwear, it was kinda brownish. I didn’t think anything of it, so I started wiping with to see more brown things coming out of me. I was scared but I didn’t say a thing. I took a shower and changed everything. Later that night I went to sleep. When i woke up the next morning my bed was covered in a little bit of blood (I threw the sheets away so my mom wouldn’t find out), I finally knew what it was but I didn’t have pads. I was too shy and embarrass to ask my aunt and I couldn’t go get some from my mom because she was at work, and my stepfather that I really hate was there. So I put toilet paper on my underwear and I went to school

    IT WAS A DISASTER, I WAS BLEEDING SO MUCH, I FELT LIKE FAINTING, I WANTED TO SCREAM. I WOULD GO TO THE BATHROOM IN EVERY 5 MINUTES. I EVEN BLED THROUGH MY JEANS. UGH I HATED IT. I STILL HATE IT BUT NOW IT’S FINE. For the first time getting my period, I didn’t feel the pain! I didn’t feel it the second time either but damn the third time………I used to hate having my period but now when I get it I get so excited because my mom is crazy and she keeps on telling me if I miss it, I’m pregnant! I remember that time when my period was late for like 3 days, she literally told my grandpa that I was pregnant ��‍♀️

    But it’s normal everyone, it’s normal. I personally don’t like talking about to people. When I get my period, I don’t tell anyone but it’s normal.

  • I got my period when I was 13 years old and I was scared. Because it was a Saturday morning and I remember feeling wet and saw it was everywhere. I told my mom and she made me jump up and down 3 times. And she gave me a pad and said “Welcome to Womenhood”

  • I got it at 9 and stupid me thought i shit myslef AND i called my dad i dont know why but i did and i said “Dad i poop myself” and then i found i started hell

  • Hello! I created a petition recently and I would greatly appreciate it if you could sign and share it. 100,000 signatures are needed by August 23 to (possibly) receive a response from Congress. Thank you so much, and have a great day! LINK: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/free-menstrual-hygiene-products-all-public-restrooms

  • Me and my guy friends would casually talk about periods…they would ask if it hurt or how does it feel..they don’t feel weird about it or anything plus we live in the Philippines…sometimes we even let them buy pads for us in the vending machine…so I’m really not sure if a lot of young Filipinos are becoming open minded or I’m just lucky to have them as my friends

  • Girl: Gets period at 14
    Also Girl: No tampons

    Me: Gets period at 10
    Also Me: Welp I wanna swim, so suck it up buttercup

    Edit: Oml that’s the best
    “You don’t have the balls to do it.”
    “Who tfboy forget balls I have a v-“
    “YEAH YEAH OK OK WE GET IT JEEEEZ”

  • I got my period during a fever. I was glad and didn’t worry about cramps because I want to become an adult. And my period still doesn’t have cramps until this June.

  • I was 11 and I had used pads all my life until recently my sister gave me a tampon and I tried it and then she told my mom and then my mother went off on me and told me I was a disgrace for using it.

  • Oh how stupid! What women is shamed for leaking? Embarrassed? Yes! But if a-man pooped his pants is the same damn what are we becoming? OMGID BE EMBARRASSED WITH A BUGGER ON MY NOSE, SPINACH IN MY TEETH, POOP ON MY PANTS. holy cow! What next? Sex in the street? Sex in the kindergarten class? What more? Stupid stupid left because this stupid only comes from that side!

  • I can’t believe some women have to feel ashamed of having their period? There’s nothing shameful or bad about it, it doesn’t mean that you’re a slut or that you’re dirty? If men got periods I guarantee you they would never say one ill word about it ever again or make women feel disgusted by having it!

  • Great topic,am an African woman from Kenya,am 52,my mom is 90…She says traditional African societies considered periods a taboo, and even when western education came to the villages, girls didn’t go to school during menstruation,they sat on a dried goat skin until the period was over…so yes,girls need sanitary pads as a basic right I fully support the emoji and adverts should show a red dot,not blue one to attenuate the stigma.

  • Really? I’ll miss my period for months and my twin sister will have it normal and then she might have it at the start of the month and I’ll finally get it at the end and she’ll get it too….

    I refuse to believe that periods don’t sync up.

  • Thank you so much for saying “People” instead of “women”. It’s very inclusive for people who have periods but don’t identify as women (trans, NBs, etc). Thank you. <3

  • birth control is not safe! how can something be safe if it stops your body’s natural science! on top of that it increases risk of cancer and storke and doctors can’t deny itbecause there is scientific proof.

  • Well Carole doesn’t have any kind of discomfort with periods anymore! She is celebrating her era of MENOPAUSE..body heat is her only complain..

  • Seems convenient i’mma try this out lol i always masturbate alot when i am not on my period but when I’m on my period especial in the first heavy days i never masturbate because i feel disgusted but i guess i was wrong lol

  • When I started my period I was 10 years old and we had just arrived in Spain and I was awake on the flight all through the night so when we got there everyone was at the pool and I was asleep in my parents part of the room eventually I wasn’t tired anymore so I went down to the pool and was stood next to the pool with my back facing a lot of people and before I knew it I was being pulled away with like my mums sarong wrapped around me because it was all over my legs I’m also a really heavy bleeder so it lasted for the full time I was there ruined my holiday!

  • Now that i think about it
    It works for me and i know for sure those days im more sensitive and if my partner kisses me i get turned on so easily and i feel getting to the big O is so much easier and pleasuring

  • the “NEW RUBY CACAO” by “MAGNUM” commercial came on right when I clicked on the video which…considering the subject matter/content of this video, it kind of grossed me out. Youtube needs to work on that algorithm.

  • I definatly feel that periods are at the very least effected by others, even if they don’t truly synch up. I admit that I don’t know why that would happen. But also, normally when dispelling myths, researches tend to do “we’re going to think of basically every possible reason that it MAY be true or work” and then test them or explain why they’re wrong. but I’ve watched whole videos devoted to that topic and all the information ever boils down to is “nope doesn’t work that why” but they can’t even bother to explain why they say that? even if it’s not true, explain it to me!

    Seriously though, a) my mom knew when I was about to start having my period because I would get headaches every time she was on hers. b) I never had an inconsistent cycle, right from the start I match my mom and was on time with her. c) once my mom started going to menopause had kinda stopped having hers, my cycle changed to a different amount of time between, even though it had never changed before
    Not saying it PROVES anything, just that I feel it should have some explanation and can’t just be brushed away

  • periods not syncing and TSS…. all credibility lost. I’ve decided to lump in wild animal attacks too.
    Who is this paid actor reading a reddit post about period myths? Tell the truth!

  • We learn about periods when we’re 10 in health class but the thing is, being Asians, our parents never talked about it so we never understood it. I thought periods happen once. BOY WAS I WRONG

  • I wanna know if drinking or eating lemons, or anything with lemons cause painful cramps, or if walking bare without socks or shoes or sandals around your house causes cramps.

  • I would love to see what research apparently proves periods don’t sync up, considering it happens to me literally every single time I move in or out of a household with a woman.

  • My best friend died of Toxic Shock Syndrome when I was twelve. A low chance is still a chance. I still don’t have my best friend now.

  • Of course #OprahWinfrey‘s #minions are going to advocate for having sex, since Winfrey is so FOR illegitimate sex. #OprahWinfrey is such trash.

  • Period sex as long as the flow isn’t too heavy is fine by me. My significant other and I don’t always jump at it but if the mood strikes, we throw down a towel or hop in the shower together. We don’t let it stop us. I’ve never noticed if it helps move my cycle along though. I know it at least helps my mood swings so theres that lol

  • I don’t think I’ve ever hid my period, my mom is pretty open with things like that, she had my sister very young so she went through I suppose some shame but now she has none and doesn’t believe my sister and I should have any about our periods or anything sexual. My brother even asks questions about periods because he finds the female body fascinating. I even tell my guy friends they can ask me anything about it and I’ll tell them the good and the bad.

  • the birth control pills are useful especially if girls live in a country in which they have to wear white colored skirts as a part of their school uniforms

  • I remember when I got my period for the first time. I just yelled “mom!” And when she was near the bathroom door I stuck my bloody underwear to show her and she screamed because she was excited.