Positioning Periods: Menstruation in Social Context: An Introduction to a Special Issue

  title={Positioning Periods: Menstruation in Social Context: An Introduction to a Special Issue},
  author={I. Johnston-Robledo and M. L. Stubbs},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  • I. Johnston-Robledo, M. L. Stubbs
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology
  • Sex Roles
  • The menstrual cycle is often conceptualized in the biomedical literature as a unidimensional, biological, and pathological aspect of women’s bodies and health. Feminist social science scholars recognize that the biological event of menstruation is experienced and perceived within a broader sociocultural context. The authors of articles in this special issue address the myriad ways menstruation is positioned within this social context, and the consequences for women’s well-being, cognitive… CONTINUE READING
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