Language

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'.

Is this a monthly problem? Or is it cyclical?

The menstruation taboo undermines the diagnostic process - our choice of language makes a difference.