The Taboo Surrounding Menstrual Health

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Northern Kentucky University
Once a month a woman’s body goes through the process of menstruation. Menstruation is “the periodic discharge of blood and mucosal tissue from the uterus, occurring approximately monthly from puberty to menopause in nonpregnant women and females of other primate species,” (, 2020). In other words, menstruation is a biological process that rids the uterus of what it no longer needs on a monthly basis. While this is a topic that women, universally, understand and have some experience with, a social stigma still surrounds the word in the United States. This stigma has been proven to impact women, both, physically and psychologically through the daily practices of their government, communication, and the marketing of feminine hygiene products.
2020 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation
Menstruation Social aspects, Menstruation Psychological aspects