More Than Just a Punctuation Mark: How Boys and Young Men Learn About Menstruation

@article{Allen2011MoreTJ,
  title={More Than Just a Punctuation Mark: How Boys and Young Men Learn About Menstruation},
  author={K. Allen and C. E. Kaestle and A. Goldberg},
  journal={Journal of Family Issues},
  year={2011},
  volume={32},
  pages={129 - 156}
}
  • K. Allen, C. E. Kaestle, A. Goldberg
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Family Issues
  • Parents, peers, schools, and the media are the primary contexts for educating young people about sexuality. Yet girls receive more sex education than boys, particularly in terms of menstruation. Lack of attention to how and what boys learn about menstruation has consequences for their private understanding about the biology of reproduction and also for social and cultural ideologies of gendered relationships. In this qualitative study, 23 written narratives from male undergraduates (aged 18-24… CONTINUE READING
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