Is Menstruation Obsolete? / Edition 1

Is Menstruation Obsolete? / Edition 1

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by Elsimar M. Coutinho
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195130219

ISBN-13: 9780195130218

Pub. Date: 10/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Is Menstruation Obsolete? argues that regular monthly bleeding is not the "natural" state of women, and that it actually places them at risk of several medical conditions of varying severity. The authors mainta in that while menstruation may be culturally significant, it is not me dically meaningful. Moreover, they propose that suppressing menstruati on has

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Is Menstruation Obsolete? argues that regular monthly bleeding is not the "natural" state of women, and that it actually places them at risk of several medical conditions of varying severity. The authors mainta in that while menstruation may be culturally significant, it is not me dically meaningful. Moreover, they propose that suppressing menstruati on has remarkable health advantages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195130218
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
1. Menstruation in Western Civilization
2. Menstruation: The Basis of Therapeutic Bloodletting
3. Why Women Menstruate
4. Premenstrual Syndrome
5. Menstrual Cycle-Related Disorders
6. Natural Suppression of Menstruation
7. Medical Suppression of Menstruation
8. In Support of Menstruation
9. Absence of Menstruation and Disease
10. Conclusion
Glossary
Bibliographic Essay
Index

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well I started my period when i was 11 and it was a traumatizing experience. I bled way more than was normal. I hated my period and my siblings have always mad fun of me. I was miserable and i was put on a birth control pill which supresses my cycle to once a year. It has helped me soooo much as i also have depression and i dont feel a slave to my own body anymore. I would recomend thisbto anyone abive had no side effects or anything. My doctor (a women) has also said it could help prevent ovarion cancer which runs in the family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These guys are well, guys. When left to attune with the world (and women ) around them, women usually fall in alignment with the moon's cycle. This is no accident. Our nature is more than biologic, it's spiritual-(read The Wise Wound by Penelope Shuttle and Peter Redgrove) I trust nature alot more then a man -who has invented all sorts of CURES that make patients sicker or worse dead- to keep my body healthy, women's nature is cyclic, as opposed to a men's which is more focused and linear. Are the authors truly trying to prevent dis-ease in women? Or are these dr's playing God/dess again? Women are different from men, and our menstrual capacity makes us different , I for one wouldn't trade this gift, even if they could guarantee me that I would be disease free till the end.