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Menstrual Expressions and Menstrual Attitudes
Faculty Publications
  • Terence E. Hays, Rhode Island College
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Department (Manual Entry)
Dept. of Anthropology
Date of Original Version

Women's responses to a questionnaire survery in a Northeastern U.S. college community are examined to determine whether usage preferences in menstrual expressions are systematically related to reported attitudes towards menstruation. While those women who use expressions with negative connotations tend to report negative attitudes, the converse is not true. A striking contrast is noted between familiarity and use of menstrual expressions and, in general, menstrual expressions are not consistently associated with or reflective of menstrual attitudes.

Citation Information
Terence E. Hays. "Menstrual Expressions and Menstrual Attitudes" (1987)
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