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Without expression; silencing the role of the menstrual cycle in ill health- Part 2.

Medical language, and ‘danger words’, help perpetuate the menstruation taboo, even within the clinical context.

Without expression; silencing the role of the menstrual cycle in ill health- Part 1.

The role of language in the perpetuation of the menstruation taboo, gender inequality, and clinical ‘silence'.

Differential diagnosis and the menstruation taboo

How the menstruation taboo, among other factors, has resulted in a diagnostic blind spot.

The pain that dare not speak its name.

Many people are reluctant to talk about, or seek professional help for, menstrual cycle-related pain.