From Convenience to Hazard: A Short History of the Emergence of the Menstrual Activism Movement, 1971–1992

  title={From Convenience to Hazard: A Short History of the Emergence of the Menstrual Activism Movement, 1971–1992},
  author={Chris Bobel},
  journal={Health Care for Women International},
  pages={738 - 754}
  • Chris Bobel
  • Published 28 July 2008
  • Sociology
  • Health Care for Women International
In this article, I explore the early history of contemporary menstrual activism in the United States by looking through the lens of the first seven editions of the feminist women's health classic, Our Bodies, Ourselves (OBOS). This analysis illustrates the development of a critical menstrual consciousness as three key phases of the emerging movement, offersa representation of the dynamic nature of feminist health consciousness, and highlights the importance of linking current activism to its… 

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