Women's menarche stories from a multicultural sample.

  title={Women's menarche stories from a multicultural sample.},
  author={Ayse K Uskul},
  journal={Social science \& medicine},
  volume={59 4},
  • Ayse K Uskul
  • Published 1 August 2004
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Social science & medicine
This paper reports on the findings of a focus group study that examines how women have experienced menarche at the personal level and in relation to the larger cultural, religious, and societal environment. Fifty-three women from 34 different countries were recruited in 13 focus groups. On the one hand, at the personal level, menarche stories shared in this study revealed salient themes concerning feelings experienced at the time of menarche, the importance of mother's reactions to their… Expand
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