Archives for menstruation

Women’s Windows Interview 3/29/09

Producer/Host: Marge May
Topic: An interview with Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, Editor of the collection of stories: “My Little Red Book” ; published by Twelve Books, 2009
How do girls experience their first periods today and how are these experiences different from those of a generation or so ago? How can parents and the culture at large provide a more supportive environment so that girls have sufficient information about their bodies and do not react with shame to this very natural event? What is the average age of onset today and how has that changed in the last 25 years? Is the change that has occurred well-known?