Why can't we talk about periods? - Jen Gunter
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A handful of species on Earth share a seemingly mysterious trait: a menstrual cycle. We’re one of the select few mammals on Earth that menstruate, and we also do it more than any other animal, even though it’s a waste of nutrients, and can be a physical inconvenience. So where’s the sense in this uncommon biological process? Explore the history and evolution of menstruation.
“Why do women have periods when most animals don't,” can also clear up some of those lingering questions you may have.
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