Understanding menstruation: Influence of gender and ideological factors. A study of young people's social representations

  title={Understanding menstruation: Influence of gender and ideological factors. A study of young people's social representations},
  author={Nahia Idoiaga Mondragon and Maitane Belasko Txertudi},
  journal={Feminism \& Psychology},
  pages={357 - 373}
This research investigates social representations of menstruation. It analyses firstly how young Spanish people understand menstruation in their everyday lives. And secondly, it explores how gender and ideological factors (liberal vs. conservative; feminist vs. non-feminist) impact on the meaning of menstruation and its implications for acceptance of this process. A free association exercise elicited by the word “menstruation” was answered by 250 people and the content was examined by lexical… 
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