What does modern medical science know about menstruation? Less than is commonly assumed, according to Annette and Graham Scambler. In this thought-provoking book, they challenge orthodox thinking on menstruation and disorders associated with it. Based on women's own experience and accounts of menstruation and menstrual disorders, their study will prompt health workers to rethink their approaches to menstrual phenomena. It shows how women are conditioned to regard menstruation as problematic, highlights the disadvantages as well as the advantages of progressive medicalization of menstrual phenomena, and discuss how menstruation is perceived within male culture.
`... provides an overview of salient issues regarding menstruation today and will provoke those health care professionals who read it to think about menstruation in a different way.' - Women & Health Vol 21 No. 2/3 94
`... challenging and thought-provoking book ... information is well supported by research data and is carefully referenced ... an exciting read and would thoroughly recommend it, not only to those practise and are interested in women's health but to all lay and professional people who are interested in how their and their partners' bodies work.' - Nursing Times April 14 Vol 89 No. 15 1993