Today’s episode is focused on period taboos, and how menstruation is managed cross culturally. My guest Ila Mostafa published the paper The Real Period Stain: Menstrual Stigma and Its Pressures in South Asia based on a combination of her research and personal experience in this area. If you’ve ever wondered about menstrual taboos and/or stigma in different cultures, you’ll definitely appreciate this episode.
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- What brought Ila to studying menstrual stigmas
- Ila’s personal experience with menstruation and how it differed
- How Ila defines menstrual stigma and what impact it has on our lives
- How different religions view women’s menstruation
- How menstrual stigmas effect women’s lives
- How Ila reconciles the public’s view points on menstruation and how it relates to her personal experience
- Women feel menstrual stigmas in different ways
- What are the different menstrual stigmas?
- What it looks like for women who do not have access to feminine hygiene products
- Ila’s advice on how can we make this better for everyone who have a period based on Ila’s research, interviews and experience.
Connect with Lisa:
- The Real Period Stain: Menstrual Stigma and Its Pressures in South Asia
- The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack
- Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook
- Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program
Related podcasts & blog posts:
- FFP 299 | End Period Poverty Now | Menstruation in Low Resource Settings | The Period Purse | Jana Girdauskas
- FFP 173 | Reclaiming Menstruation | The Wisdom and Power of Your Menstrual Cycle | Lara Owen
- FFP 150 | Harnessing the Power of Your Menstrual Cycle | Wild Power | Alexandra Pope & Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer
- FFP 064 | Fertility Awareness, Feminism, and Reproductive Freedoms | Geraldine Matus
Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic
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