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Regulating menstruation : beliefs, practices, interpretations

Author: Etienne Van de Walle; Elisha P Renne
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume considers what is known of women's options and practices used to regulate menstruation - practices used to control the periodicity, quantity, colour and even consistency of menses - in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Etienne Van de Walle; Elisha P Renne
ISBN: 0226847438 9780226847436 0226847446 9780226847443
OCLC Number: 44969265
Description: xli, 292 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Menstrual catharsis and the Greek physician / Etienne van de Walle --
Colds, worms, and hysteria: menstrual regulation in eighteenth-century America / Susan E. Klepp --
Menstrual interventions in the nineteenth-century United States / Janet Farrell Brodie --
Emmenagogues and abortifacients in the twentieth century: an issue of ambiguity / Gigi Santow --
Pharmacological properties of emmenagogues: a biomedical view / Stefania Siedlecky --
Demography, amenorrhea, and fertility / Ina Warriner --
Menstrual regulation and the pill / Linda S. Potter --
The meaning of menstrual management in a high-fertility society: Guinea, West Africa / Elise Levin --
The blood that links: menstrual regulation among the Bamana of Mali / Sangeetha Madhavan and Aisse Diarra --
"Cleaning the inside" and the regulation of menstruation in southwestern Nigeria / Elisha P. Renne --
Means, motives, and menses: uses of herbal emmenagogues in Indonesia / Terence H. Hull and Valerie J. Hull --
Regulating menstruation in Matlab, Bangladesh: women's practices and perspectives / Heidi Bart Johnston --
Bloodmakers made of blood: Quechua ethnophysiology of menstruation / Patricia J. Hammer --
Midwives and menstrual regulation: a Guatemalan case study / Sheila Cosminsky.
Responsibility: edited by Etienne van de Walle and Elisha P. Renne.
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