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

  title={More Than Just a Punctuation Mark: How Boys and Young Men Learn About Menstruation},
  author={Katherine R. Allen and Christine E Kaestle and Abbie E. Goldberg},
  journal={Journal of Family Issues},
  pages={129 - 156}
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… Expand
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