Why do women have periods?
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“Why do women have periods when most animals don't,” can also clear up some of those lingering questions you may have.
How many menstrual cycles will an average woman have to experience during her lifetime? Visit this site and find out. Cultural differences in people can affect nearly every aspects of a person’s life, even menstruation. How do different cultures respond to menstruation? Read this article from NPR and find out. Then, visit All Things Considered, and listen to the difficulties and challenges of living in an area where sanitary pads and feminine hygiene don't exist. How would you feel if that when you began menstruating, you were forced to drop out of school? Can that actually be true? Read this article to find out how advocates are working to keep girls in Uganda in school despite this issue.
Most female humans will eventually get their menstrual cycle at some inconvenient time. Ever wonder, “What Happens When You Get Your Period In Space?” Read this article from NPR and find out the answer to the most common question that people wanted to ask female astronauts.
For more on this topic watch these TED Talks:
How I started a sanitary napkin revolution! Arunachalam Muruganantham
The menstruation taboo: Diana Fabianova
Can a comic book overcome India’s menstruation taboo? Aditi Gupta and Tuhin Paul
Create and share a new lesson based on this one.
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