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Scientific American Addresses the Problem of Birth Control Suppressing Periods
Natural Womanhood ^ | July 7, 2019 | Madeleine Coyne

Posted on 07/07/2019 4:41:25 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

There is no more unifying experience among women around the globe than menstruation. All women understand what it feels like to have their period—even if they don’t exactly understand what it is.

And yet, the topic of menstruation continues to hold significant stigmas, and embarrassment or hesitation to discuss this vital function of the female body has created gaps in our knowledge of how the menstrual cycle affects a women’s overall health.

Therefore, it was a welcome shock to discover that the May 2019 issue of Scientific American magazine is primarily dedicated to the science of women’s reproductive health—or rather, the lack thereof. In one particularly revealing article, “What is the Point of a Period?” by Virginia Sole-Smith, the author investigates the long-standing menstrual taboo and the devastating effect it has had on women’s reproductive health, including the unique problem concerning menstrual suppression through hormonal birth control.

Coming from a nationally esteemed scientific magazine as Scientific American (the longest continuously published magazine in the United States), this article is truly a breakthrough for women’s reproductive health, for several reasons.

The medical and scientific repercussions of the global menstruation taboo

All women of child-bearing years experience menstruation. There is nothing strange or unhealthy about it, even if global taboos are still very much alive. In fact, the female menstrual cycle is necessary for reproduction—necessary for human survival. But still, most people are too scared or embarrassed to talk about or even acknowledge it. As Sole-Smith explains, “That aversion has influenced women’s relationships to their own bodies as well as how the medical establishment manages women when things go wrong with their reproductive health.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Education; Health/Medicine; History; Miscellaneous; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: birthcontrol; cycle; endometriosis; gynecology; health; hormones; illness; medicine; menstruation; periods; reproduction; science; taboo; women
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1 posted on 07/07/2019 4:41:25 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Farm kid

Health class was old news. I had seen animals all my life. My Mom, while a very prim and proper woman, did not hesitate to tell me this stuff.


2 posted on 07/07/2019 4:42:36 PM PDT by redgolum (If this culture today is civilization, I will be the barbarian.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The (1993) MacArthur Fellow Margie Profet argued that menstruation was the body’s method for disposal of toxins.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margie_Profet


3 posted on 07/07/2019 4:51:07 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Why does this article only discuss women’s menstrual cycle.

Men can have them too. (So I’ve heard).

Men can have periods. (Source: Google).


4 posted on 07/07/2019 4:55:49 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It is one reason women live longer. Again a buncha women who hate being how they were created, wanting to be men.
I feel bad for single men. Next they are going to say all men must sit to pee. For equality sake.
Soyboys will post pix of them sitting in solidarity... and their “wives” will be so proud.


5 posted on 07/07/2019 4:58:46 PM PDT by momincombatboots (Do you know anyone who isn’t a socialist after 65? Freedom exchanged cash, a medicare card control.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Did SA tie this to Gorebal Warning?

It’s about all they do anymore.


6 posted on 07/07/2019 5:04:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: adorno

Men can have and need abortions.

I heard it from some ‘Rat/Commie POTUS candidate.


7 posted on 07/07/2019 5:05:37 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I stopped subscribing because of their unquestioning position on Global Warming.
Not much confidence left.
8 posted on 07/07/2019 5:15:40 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Humans are the only mammals that menstruate, all others depend on their lymphatic system to handle the mess.

There is one species of primate that has something a bit similar but not really like the full-blown stripping and discharge of the uterine lining that humans have.


9 posted on 07/07/2019 5:15:58 PM PDT by Bobalu (The Nobel Peace Prize doesn't deserve Trump.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Coming from a nationally esteemed scientific magazine as Scientific American

Yeah, that "believes" in global warming as "settled science". That sure establishes it as a prestige science magazine for me. /sarc

10 posted on 07/07/2019 5:32:51 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Three most annoying words on the internet - "Watch the video")
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To: BitWielder1

The mag started going downhill in the mid/late 1980s.

And not just because Martin Gardner had retired earlier...


11 posted on 07/07/2019 5:41:34 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

That mag was once great. It is now overflowing with global warming, women in science, multiculturalism and every other silly PC obsession there is.


12 posted on 07/07/2019 5:54:40 PM PDT by I want the USA back (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. Orwell.)
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To: redgolum

I grew up on a ranch and learned from the animals too. My mother was the same and no problem talking to my sister and I about anything. She would talk to my brothers if they asked but they usually talked to my dad.

The further away from agriculture the more issues we seem to have. Have you noticed people who live and work rural have far less issues with life issues, especially sickness and death? More realistic, think it more of a natural part of life? Not that we don’t grieve, we surely do but we also recognize inside that it is part of life.


13 posted on 07/07/2019 6:06:39 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Wait until it is widely published that “the pill” is the leading contributor to cancer in women of all kinds.


14 posted on 07/07/2019 6:23:07 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists...Socialists...Fascists & AntiFa...Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: redgolum

All forms of birth control are evil

In particular

The pill and condoms


15 posted on 07/07/2019 6:42:51 PM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the Trump winning express !)
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To: Bobalu

Just thinkin out loud here, but it may have something to do with humans walking upright. Might not be easy to properly flush the uterine lining without the gravity assist.


16 posted on 07/07/2019 6:47:33 PM PDT by Claud
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To: Claud

Good thought but the many gals who have had a nocturnal onset of menses would argue against...


17 posted on 07/07/2019 7:11:09 PM PDT by Bobalu (The Nobel Peace Prize doesn't deserve Trump.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Nothing but b.s. it has been a familiar subject since I was growing
up in the fourties, the only difference is more people knew when to
keep their mouths shut.


18 posted on 07/07/2019 7:44:51 PM PDT by ravenwolf (I)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
While scientists are still struggling to understand exactly what menstrual blood is, Sole-Smith writes that “Even less is known about why so many women—up to 80 percent by some estimates—experience cramps, bloating, fatigue, anger, or other symptoms just before the onset of menstruation.” She quotes Tomi-Ann Roberts, president of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, who reveals that “We know so little about menstruation. . . . Because of this, our attitudes toward menstruation are overwhelmingly negative.

No, the negative attitude towards is is not due to lack of understanding, it has nothing to do with *understanding* it.

If I understood it completely, I'd still have a negative attitude towards it.

The negative attitude is all because of having to live with it and the accompanying "...cramps, bloating, fatigue, anger, or other symptoms".

Whoever made that comment does not deal with what the 80% have to live with every month.

19 posted on 07/07/2019 8:04:02 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith..)
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To: redgolum

They used to teach us this stuff at about the right time in school...instead of how to put condoms on cukes and how to perform oral/anal sex....


20 posted on 07/08/2019 3:48:12 AM PDT by trebb (Don't howl about illegal leeches, or Trump in general, while not donating to FR - it's hypocritical.)
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